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Wednesday, 15 August 2018

How to Use Android Messages for Web

Google offers a web version of Android Messages (Messages for Web) that allows you to send and receive messages from your friends in a web client. This wikiHow will teach you how to use the web version of Android Messages. You'll need to start with a one-time setup process from your mobile device, and then you'll be able to use Android Messages for Web in your computer browser.


EditGetting Started

  1. Make sure you have the latest version of the “Android Messages” app on your Android device. Install or update the original “Android Messages” app by Google. Click here to download it from the Play Store.
    Android Messages.png
    • You can't use this feature on other messaging apps like “Samsung Messages”.
  2. Launch the “Messages” app on your phone. It’s the blue icon with a white text box typically found on the home screen or in the app drawer.
    Android Messages icon.png
  3. Tap on the More options (⋮) menu. You will see the three dots icon at the top-right corner of the app.
    Android Messages menu.png
  4. Select  from the options. It will be the third option in the menu.
    Android Messages web.png
  5. Open messages.android.com in your desktop browser. Toggle on the Remember this computer button to automatically sign in to Messages for web in next time.
    Android Messages on the Web URL.png
    • Android Messages for the web is not available on Internet Explorer. So you need to use Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari or Microsoft Edge for this.
  6. Tap on button on your app. The QR scanner will automatically open after doing so.
    Android Messages; QR.png
  7. Scan the QR code on the web page with your mobile phone. Just hold your phone up to the QR code on the web page, until the scan complete. Also, the website will reload to a new page.
    Android Messages; scan.png
    • When you are done, your phone will vibrate for one second. That means you're in!

EditViewing Your Messages and Sending Replies

  1. Select a contact from the left panel. You can also see your chat history along with the contacts. Click on a conversation to expand it.
    Android Messages for web; messages.png
  2. Read messages and send replies. Navigate to the “Text message” labelled box, at the bottom of the page to send replies and new messages. Hit the or button to send your messages.
    Android Messages for web; text.png
    • When you have unread messages, you will see a red notification and the number of unread messages in the browser tab.

EditSending New Messages

  1. Click on the button. You can see it on the top-left side of the page.
    Android Messages for web; New Conversation.png
  2. Type your recipient. You can use multiple phone numbers or emails here. If you want to start a group conversation, click on the option and select your contacts.
    Android Messages for web; message.png
  3. Send a message. Navigate to the bottom of the page and click on the “Text message” box to create messages.
    Android Messages for web; send.png
  4. Add more features to your message. You can add emojis, stickers and other attachments like pictures and videos to your message. You can see this feature at the end of the “Text message” box.
    Android Messages for web; tools.png
  5. Send your message. Click on the or button with a paper plane icon to share your messages with your friends.
    Android Messages for web; send button.png

EditViewing Archived Messages

  1. Click on the More (⋮) options. You will see this three dots menu on the top-left side f the page.
    Android Messages for web; more.png
  2. Select from the menu. This will open a dialog box with your archived messages. You can also unarchive your messages from here.
    Android Messages for web; archives.png

EditChanging General Settings

  1. Click on the three dots (⋮) symbol. It's located on the top-left side of the page.
    Android Messages for web; dots.png
  2. Select from the context menu. A dialog box will appear on your screen.
    Android Messages for web; archive.png
  3. Turn off notifications. If you want to disable the notifications, toggle off the blue switch, right after the option.
    Android Messages for web; notifications.png
  4. Enable the dark theme to prevent eyestrain. Toggle on the grey switch, near the .
    Android Messages for web; dark theme.png
  5. Enable high contrast mode. You can't use the dark theme and high contrast mode at the same time. So disable the dark theme and toggle on the grey switch near the option.
    Android Messages for web; contrast.png

EditSigning Out Using the Website

  1. Click on the three dots (⋮) icon, right after the “Messages” title. Some options will appear there.
    Logout of messages android com.png
  2. Select "Sign out" from the menu. This will open a confirmation box.
    Sign out of Messages for web.png
  3. Click on "SIGN OUT" from the dialog box. When you're done, the current page will redirect to the login page. You can also log out from Messages for web using your mobile phone.
    Sign out of Android Messages for web.png

EditSigning Out Using Your Phone

  1. Launch the Android Messages app on your phone. Tap on the three dots menu (), at the top-right corner o the app.
    Android Messages; 3 dots.png
  2. Select the option from the context menu.
    Messages for web; Android.png
  3. Sign out of your computer. Tap the symbol, next to the computer that you want to disconnect. If you're signed in to multiple computers, tap on the option.
    Android Messages on the Web; sign out.png
  4. Confirm your action. Tap on the SIGN OUT option from the dialog box. Finished!
    Android Messages for web; sign out.png


  • Connect your phone to Wi-Fi to avoid the extra charges from mobile carriers.


  • If you don’t use the Messages for web account for 14 days, you’ll automatically be signed out from your computer.

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