Despite the fact that Android clients have utilized an assortment of workarounds to peruse and send instant messages on a PC, Messages for Web denoted the first occasion when that they had a true blue iMessages contender, which let them consistently incorporate their SMS messages with their PCs. Setting up and using the program is trivially simple, although it’s still missing a few features that make its mobile counterpart such a delight. However, if you stay tuned until the end of the article, we’ll share a handy tip that will let users recreate one of their favorite features of Google Messages on Android: sending GIFs.
The Messages phone app got a helpful addition a few updates ago, in which users could hit the emoji button, scroll over a tab and then search for GIFs without having to copy and paste them from a Google search. Unfortunately, Android messages doesn’t have this feature yet, but there is a very simple workaround.
Simply find a GIF however you’d normally find one (Google Image search, Giphy, Frinkiac; I’m not going to tell you how to live your life). Then, right click and save the image somewhere on your hard drive.
From there, go back to Android Messages, click on the Attachments button (right next to Send) and upload the file. It’s a little cumbersome, but if you remember correctly, this is how we had to send GIFs by e-mail back in the Stone Age, and we still somehow got our fix of cats playing keyboards.
Visit the Android Messages website
To start the Android Messages process on the web, simply visit https://messages.android.com/. You’ll see a QR code show up on your screen; don’t scan it just yet. (It’s worth making sure that Google Messages is your phone’s default app, rather than something like Message+ from Verizon. You can change this by tapping Settings, Apps, the gear icon and Default messaging app.)
Sync it with your phone
As the Android Messages page trains you, go to the Messages application on your telephone, at that point tap the choices menu (the three vertical time frames in the upper-right corner). From that point, select Messages for web.
The application will now provoke you to filter the QR code on your PC screen. In the event that you need your program to recall this procedure, with the goal that you don’t need to experience it each time you boot up Chrome, now would be a decent time to flip the choice. (It’s directly underneath the QR code.)
Converse as usual
The controls in Android Messages on the web are practically the same as they are on your telephone. Sort out what you need to state, click send to send it. You can likewise include emoticons, stickers and joined records.
Simply know that your telephone must be on and associated with either Wi-Fi or a portable system all together for the program to work. (Since your instant messages are inalienably attached to your telephone number, this constraint bodes well; simply don’t hope to utilize Android Messages on your PC as a reinforcement when your telephone is out of juice.)