Want to keep texting someone even though you do not have your phone with you? You can now send and receive Android text messages on your computer ̵
Google announced Monday that news for the Internet as a brand new feature for Android news, as discovered by 9to5Google. The feature will start on Monday and will continue next week.
To use the feature, you need the latest version of the Android Messages app, which you can download here. Then do the following:
- Switch to messages.android.com on your computer
- Then open the Android Messages app on your phone
- Tap on Messages More Options Menu (the one with three dots) and select News for the Web
- Use your phone to Scan the QR Code on your computer
The ability to send and receive text on your Android phone and computer is long overdue. Apple's iMessages has been supporting this feature for several years, but since you need an iPhone ($ 800 on Cricket Wireless) and Mac, not everyone could use this feature. Now that Android's messaging platform supports this, many more people can send text messages without their phones.
Google also announced four more new features in news:
- Built-in GIF support so you can search and send GIFs in the news app
- Intelligent response that suggests text or emoji responses to incoming texts
- Preview links in conversations
- Simple copying and pasting for passwords and verification codes sent by texts