Android Messages for web goes live for everyone

Android Messages for web goes live for everyone
Last week, the promised rollout of the web-based Android Messages service began, but the portal was seemingly live only for those who had the latest update for the Android Messages app. Now the rollout has expanded and many more people can use the web client.

Google engineer Justin Uberti broke the news last night on Twitter, announcing that the deployment of the Android Messages web portal has been completed.

Setting up Android Messages for web looks works similarly to WhatsApp's web client: you navigate to the website, then scan a QR code with your phone to establish the connection. Once you're in, you should have options for a dark mode, in-browser notifications, emoji, stickers, and even keyboard shortcuts. The Android Messages web portal works on all major browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, Edge, IE, Safari, and Opera. And, you can decide whether you want the browser to remember you or not, in case you want extra security.


To check out the new Android Messages web client, go to https://messages.android.com/.

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16 Comments

1. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1557; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

It's a move in the right direction but useless to me as a Verizon customer as they've offered better integrated messaging for a few years already. Either way SMS still can't compete with iMessage.

8. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

I agree I'm using the Verizon messages on my Verizon s9plus which came installed and it works better than this messanger app , and it also tells you when the other person read the message and when their typing ,and has many more things to send like pic collages , postcard and other things which the other don't offer . On android messages which i tried for a week it doesn't even tell you when they read the message or when their typing.

2. blkatfirstsight

Posts: 39; Member since: Mar 05, 2018

So is this Android's version of iMessage or no? Because if so I will be getting a Note 9

3. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 930; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Pretty much. Not sure how it compares to iMessage though.

4. iPhoneFanboy

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 21, 2018

Not exactly. By the way..you can do this on WhatsApp. It's very seamless!

5. cmdacos

Posts: 4200; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

You will only see value in advanced messaging capabilities when RCS adoption increases across carriers.

7. ahmadkun

Posts: 586; Member since: May 02, 2016

Everything is clear but Google will make it official in the Pixel 3 event

10. bucknassty

Posts: 1337; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

Its RCS not OTT like facebook messenger or whatsapp or imessage...

11. jonathanfiuwx

Posts: 182; Member since: Mar 10, 2017

No, it's an updated version of Google voice Integration

6. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

I've been using this for about a week now. I like it. Works pretty well. Especially as I'm working on my computer, I don't have to stop typing and pick up my phone to reply to a text.

9. boucha26

Posts: 50; Member since: Jul 01, 2015

anyone please tell. android message same as like iMessage? i mean , is it free to txt android message to android message????

12. NateDiaz

Posts: 1088; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

N O

13. ahmadkun

Posts: 586; Member since: May 02, 2016

It will be free across all the android + windows devices .. google getting things ready .

14. checkmymike

Posts: 219; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

Do I need to download the android messages app to use the web client?

16. andynaija

Posts: 1259; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Yes you do.

15. japkoslav

Posts: 1505; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Not bad, not that great either. W10 notifications would be a good "next step" in development.

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