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Send Text from Your Computer (Your Boss is None the Wiser)!

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Community Manager

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Google has officially launched their “Messages for Web” functionality that allows Android Messages users to send and receive SMS, MMS and RCS messages on your computer.  Your existing messaging threads are all there!  If you don’t have Android Messages and are on a Samsung device, for example, you can always download it from Google Play and make it your default messaging client if you would like to use it.

 

I have been using it for about a week and absolutely love it.  Sure you can text at work without pulling out your phone, but I think the best side effect of Messages for Web is I conserves my battery.  I no longer have to turn on my phone to send and receive texts.   It's all handled by the web while I'm at work.  Another benefit?  If you leave your phone at home (which I did last Friday), you can still send/receive texts!!

 

Try it out it!

 

  • In Android Messages (main screen with text threads), select the 3 dots in the upper right corner of the screen.Screenshot_20180703-143614.png
    • Select ‘Messages for Web’.  The instructions are there along with the website to go to on your computer  (https://messages.android.com)

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  • Your mobile messaging experience will render on your computer very quickly
  • Your mobile messaging experience will render on your computer very quickly
  • Once you have the website up on your PC, Click on the Scan QR Code button and hold the phone facing your computer screenCapture1.PNG

     

     
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  • For security purposes, the Android Messages client will also tell you when you are still logged into a number of computers and you can always sign-out of those computers by going back into Messages for Web in your AM device client.
  • Note:  Most browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge) will support this, however, Internet Explorer will not.  
  • Ignore all of the above if you are using iOS.

 

3 Comments
Sprint Product Ambassador

Works extremely well; QR code scan is super fast to link a browser to the phone.  

Journeyman

Anyone figure out if you can use Messages, on the phone, with one's Google Voice number instead of the Sprint number?

Community Manager

Judging by the comments in the Google Forums...apparently not.

About the Author
  • In addition to being a Sprint Employee and Product Ambassador, GeekGeoff is an unabashed Star Wars fan, Tech Junkie and Father to a precocious 9 year old. When he’s not writing blogs, he can be found playing video games, searching for the best donut shop or debating which Doctor is the best (for the record, it’s number 10).
  • SeaWolf makes port here on Sprint's Community after running a somewhat popular blog, a mildly successful Twitter account and serving as the most-hated fandom Message Board Manager EVAR. Current Phone: Samsung S8 Areas of Expertise: Care topics and corny jokes