Android Messages Web View

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  1. Sajo

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    I saw this in my Google News fees this afternoon and wondered why it wasn't covered here already. Google has started to roll out updates that will allow us to read and send Android Messages texts from their website. All in a push to one day roll out Google Chats, their all in one RCS messaging service. I just tried to set it up, but apparently don't have the newest update to Messages just yet. Anyone else hear about this, or using it yet?



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    Hear about it but don't have that option yet. I miss it when I was with Verizon and was able to message from pc.
     
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    I heard about it but really don't have a need for it.
     
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    I don't really need it either, but it may come in handy once in a while. I used Verizon Message+ for a while and it was useful at times to keep all texts in synce between my phone, tablet and laptop. I think it's good to see Google stop / slow down development on all these other message style apps and focus on one simple, useful RCS messaging system. There are too many different Google messaging options now, let's have one that does it all.

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    I use Cortana for Android to windows messaging even though I use Android messanger. For this new feature you have to use edge chrome or Firefox you can't use ie. It could be useful in a pinch if you lost your phone but ayou have to have the app sync to the browser first and it syncs to one browser at a time. It caches 16 days in the web browser I read so not great for shared computer or public one. Also read it's not end to end encrypted. I wish Google would release full instructions only have seen second hand articles on it a d still can't update my Z2 force to the version company with the web yet. Very interesting

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    Google play does not have the new version when I check from a Z2 force. I have the latest one offered and the options aren't there

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    Correct. It has nothing to do with phone model or version. Major app updates like this roll out to the Play Store in waves not always all at once. Be patient and it will be available soon. It's not available for me either. Google said...."starting today", not "everyone will have it today". Patience.

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    yea, they don't want to break the store with too many major updates at the same time :)
     
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    Thanks @CJM. I have version 3.2.042 right now. That one you mentioned might have the new option to link your browser. There are so many choices I think I'll wait for it to hit the Play Store. I had some issues with Messages once before when i picked an APK from there. It worked fine but would never update again through the Play Store. It was because I picked the wrong sub version for my phone, so it was my fault. Nothing wrong with APK Mirror.

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