A future Android Messages update may let you text through your browser

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This is very similar to what is offered from WhatsApp Web, where a user simply gets a view of the application's interface on the browser, while the messages are sent from the smartphone. It's only one of the updates released after learning Google Duo would be integrated with Android Messages and the time update stopped notifications for some users. Once the two apps are linked, users will be able to type and send SMS, MMS and likely RCS messages using their computer, with the actual message being sent over one's phone.

A recent update to Android Messages, Google's SMS app for Android users, sheds some exciting light on what Google may be planning to provide a robust messaging platform and compete with Apple's iMessage service. You'll also be able to disconnect these easily from a list of connected devices.

In one of their infamous teardowns, Android Police have found strings indicating that Messages will get an "Allo-like" web interface.

Google Allo, Hangouts, Voice, and Android Messages are just a few of the messaging apps and services.

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If the new Android Messages feature is implemented, 'Android Messages will share the same basic setup procedure with Allo, ' according to software engineer and writer Cody Tombs. It could also be monetizing it to a degree via Google Pay.

From the now dormant code, it appears users will scan a QR code after visiting a website in a web browser to link his or her phone. The company is now planning to introduce support texting from the web. Also, unlike iMessage, RCS is a multi-platform that works across all phones and software. These are awesome features and the beauty of it is that they can work on Wi-Fi instead of cellular. These are essentially pared-down versions of existing Google apps and the first to make an appearance was Files Go - a file managing app and Google Go - a lightweight search app. This would replicate a feature now available in the Google Allo app and put Messages in a category with apps like iMessage, WhatsApp or even Facebook's Messenger. Though the support for sending money to friends was rolled out for Google Wallet in November past year, it was not convenient for business purposes.

Android Messages is Google's default messaging app on the Nexus and Pixel smartphones.

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