How to Send Android Messages From a Web Browser

This month, Google finally gave Android users the ability to send text messages from their computers, a feature that iPhone / iMessage users have had … forever.

Once set up, you will be able to receive text messages from your phone to your computer and reply to them through your web browser, while your phone is safely tucked away in your wallet or desk drawer. It takes a little tweak to get it to work.

First, you need to download Android Messages to your phone. You will have to go through a tiny setup process to set it up after you install it, which essentially gives the app access to your contacts and word processing permission.

Once you’ve got everything set up, head over to and follow the onscreen instructions to pair your browser with your phone (essentially, this just involved scanning a QR code).

And it’s all! After you finish the installation process, your browser will open a message box, which essentially mirrors your messages on your phone. From here, you can send texts to contacts just like on your phone, which will be routed through your phone number and phone number and will look like a regular text message to the recipient.


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