Android Messages comes to your Desktop

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  1. PereDroid

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    One of the most requested features that people have been asking Google for since they nerfed Hangouts has now been released. Google's newer SMS messages app, ingeniously called "Messages", is finally rolling out the ability to read, and respond to your texts through your browser.

    It's ridiculously easy to set up. Maybe not Apple easy, but pretty easy. Just go here: https://messages.android.com and from the Messages app go to the 3 dot menu and choose "Messages For Web". Scan the QR code. I wouldn't know specifically how easy it is because, as usual, this is a staggered update. I use the (much prettier and more feature rich, IMO) Pulse app for my messaging, but I wanted to see how easy it was to set up for this news piece. So I switched to Android Messages and went to scan the QR code... and the option isn't available to me yet. Anyone tried it yet?

    Source: TheNextWeb
    Play Store: LINK to Android Messages
     
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    Thanks Pere Droid. We have been discussing this for a few days in a thread I started. The app update isn't out yet (at least not for folks that have responded) but Google says it's rolling out soon.


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    Pulse has offered this feature for quite some time but you have to pay for it. I don't have it. By the month or year. There's a lifetime buy for I think $11.00.

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    The Verizon Message+ app let's you sync texts with other devices also. I tried it for a while, it was OK. I like Android Messages better from an app standpoint. This isn't something I may use a lot, but an looking forward to just checking it out and see what it's like from my PC or Chromebook.

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    lifetime buy for 11 bucks???? what is their monthly fee, two cents :)
     
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    Well since you asked.
    My issue is, Pulse doesn't work on your watch without this. It's one reason I often switch sms apps. [​IMG]

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    I've been using Pulse SMS (Free) for a while now. It works well and I've thought about biting the bullet and going for the paid version to open up the Web/Table sync. But its a pretty big bite to chew. I'm hoping the new Messages update helps obviate the need.
     
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    Right? Everytime Google Rewards money gets close to $10 I start thinking about it...and then I buy something else. LOL

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    wow, they make it expensive if you buy by the month :)
     
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    Yea the initialcost, and based some of the comments on the app page, it seems its not uncommon for paid licenses to get "lost" when upgrading to a new phone.
     
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    that google rewards come in handy. I have purchased several apps with it since joining,
     
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    I take things like that with a giant grain of salt though. Luke, the Dev, is very responsive to inquiries. I just emailed him jokingly last week, and he wrote me back in less then 10 hours.

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