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How to send text messages from your PC with Android Messages for web

Have you ever wanted to send text messages from the comfort of your desktop or laptop computer? Well if you’re on Android, now you can thanks to the latest update of the Android Messages app. Android Messages is Google’s SMS/RCS chat client on Android devices. It’s pre-installed on millions of devices worldwide and thanks to the update, you can now access all of your messages from a web client that works on browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge, and more. The best part? It’s totally free!

Earlier today, Google started to roll out the web client for Android Messages. We knew this was coming since an earlier APK Teardown in February and early April. In mid-April, Google officially announced the feature. The company hasn’t yet announced it yet, but there’s reason to believe deeper integration between Chromebooks and Android Messages will arrive as will a beautiful new Google Material Design theme. If that doesn’t convince you to switch over to Android Messages from Pushbullet, Textra, or whatever other chat/PC sync client you’re using already, then check out the Messages for Web client below. Once it rolls out for you, it’ll be the easiest way to send text messages from your PC for no cost at all!

Android Messages for Web User Interface

Screenshots credit: XDA Recognized Developer Quinny899

As you can see, the web client is pretty minimalist but packs a lot of features on top of a beautiful Google Material Theme. The web client matches the new design language that Google touted at Google I/O 2018. All of your existing conversation histories are accessible in the app so you won’t miss out on anything by connecting your Android phone to your laptop or desktop PC. You can send emojis, upload images, and more just like you can on the Android app. That’s not surprising considering the web client basically just acts as a front-end to the Android app—your phone is still doing the heavy lifting here.

Android Messages for Web Features

  • Works on most desktop browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari, and Opera
  • Works via WiFi or mobile data
  • Send text messages to all of your existing contacts
  • Get alerts for new messages
  • See message content in notifications on your PC
  • Dark theme & high contrast modes are available
  • Keep the PC synced with your phone so you won’t have to scan a QR code every time
  • If the phone is using mobile data, the web client can warn you so you don’t eat up your data limit
  • Keyboard shortcuts are available for ease of use

How to setup and use Android Messages for Web

Note: this feature has started to roll out for users today. If you don’t see it on the latest version of the app, that means that Google hasn’t flipped the server-side switch for you. Check back over the next few hours/days to see if the “Messages for web” menu becomes available. If you can’t wait and want to try it out now, we have a tutorial on how to forcefully enable it so long as you have root.

  1. You need to download the latest version of the Android Messages application on your Android device. This is version 3.3.043 that’s rolling out on the Play Store today. We’ve embedded a link to the app on the Play Store above.
  2. Open the app and tap on the three-dot menu located in the top right. You may also see a popup telling you about the feature. Tapping “try it” will also work.
  3. Select “Messages for web.”

  4. Tap “Scan QR code.” See the screenshot below.
  5. On your web browser like Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, etc., go to this web page.
  6. On the web page, toggle “remember this computer” if the computer you are using is one you will use frequently. Otherwise, disable it for security.
  7. Using the QR code scanner on your phone, scan the QR code that appears on your PC. See the screenshot below.
  8. After scanning the code, you should successfully connect to your laptop or desktop PC. You should see a notification that says “Connected to Messages for web” if successful. And if you go back to the app, you’ll see a list of signed-in computers in the “Messages for web” settings. See the screenshots below.
  9. Enjoy sending text messages from your desktop or laptop PC!

Screenshots credit: XDA Recognized Developer Quinny899

If any new features become available or if anything changes in the setup process, we’ll let you all know. We tested this on a Google Pixel 2 XL running Android P, but the device and software shouldn’t matter as Google is rolling out this feature for any device compatible with Android Messages. If you can install the app from the Play Store, that means you’re eligible to receive the feature.

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SMS Backup & Restore

SMS Backup & Restore is an app that backs up (creates a copy of) SMS & MMS messages and call logs currently available on the phone. It can also restore messages and call logs from already existing backups.

Note: This app requires existing backups to be able to restore call logs and messages. It cannot recover anything without existing backups. Advanced messaging (RCS) is currently only supported with Google Messages.

For questions or issues please visit our FAQ at: https://synctech.com.au/sms-faqs/


APP FEATURES:
- Backup SMS (text) messages, MMS and call logs in XML format.
- Local device backup with options to automatically upload to Google Drive, Dropbox and OneDrive.
- Choose a recurring scheduled time to automatically backup.
- Option to select which conversations to backup or restore.
- View and drill into your local and cloud backups.
- Search backups.
- Restore/transfer backup to another phone. Backup format is independent of the Android version so the messages and logs can be easily transferred from one phone to another, irrespective of the version.
- Fast Transfer between 2 phones over WiFi direct
- Free up space on your phone. Delete all SMS messages or call logs on the Phone.
- Email a backup file.
- The XML backup can be viewed on a computer via the online viewer at https://SyncTech.com.au/view-backup/

Notes:
- Tested on Android 5.0 and higher
- App only restores backups made by this app
- Backup is created locally on the phone by default, but has options to upload to Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive or Email. At no time are the files sent to the developer.
- Please ensure there is a copy of the backup outside the phone before performing a factory reset on the phone.

This App needs access to the following:
* Your messages: Backup and Restore messages. Receive SMS permission needed to properly handle messages received while the app is the default messaging app.
* Your Calls and Contact information: Backup and Restore Call Logs.
* Storage: To create the Backup file on the SD card.
* Network view and communication: Allows the app to connect to wifi for backup
* Your social information: To display and store the contact names in the Backup file.
* Run at start-up: Start scheduled Backups.
* Prevent Phone from Sleeping: To prevent the phone from going to sleep/suspended state while a Backup or Restore operation is in progress.
* Test access to Protected Storage: To create the Backup file on the SD card.
* Account Information: To authenticate with Google Drive and Gmail for cloud uploads.
* Location: Only requested and used during WiFi direct transfer due to a security requirement on Android.

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If you’ve been holding onto the same phone for a while, you might start to notice your messaging app begin to slow down, or take a long time to load. It might not seem like it, but text messages can take up a ton of storage up in your room once they start to add up. Older phones even required text messages to be regularly deleted due to a lack of storage, but the rise of smartphones have made storage an afterthought, especially when it comes to text messages. There are plenty of reasons to hold on to old text messages, but for some of us, it might be time to let go of the past.

Deleting your messages on Android isn’t hard, but it can be unclear how to delete every message on your phone at once without factory resetting the device. We’ll cover every method below, from deleting threads to erasing entire libraries of messages on Android. These methods may differ based on the make and model of your phone, as well as the version of software you’re running. To keep things simple, we’ll be using the standard Android Messages SMS app created by Google for Android; it’s available for free from Google Play here. If you’re using a different SMS app—be it Samsung’s standard SMS app, Verizon’s Messages, Textra, or any other app available on the Play Store—you’ll have to check within your app’s settings to find similar solutions, or you’ll want to switch to Android Messages just for the sake of this tutorial.

With all that said, let’s get started.

Deleting Individual Messages

We’ll start with the smallest, easiest way to delete texts—deleting single messages from a thread. Whether a friend sent you a piece of confidential information, or you simply don’t want a specific message showing up in a thread, deleting individual messages from a conversation can make it easy to scroll through your messages around others while being careful not to reveal someone else’s—or your own—private information.

Start by opening up the messaging thread containing texts you want to delete. Scroll through the message until you find the text you want to delete, whether it be a sent or received message. Now tap and hold your finger on the text you want to delete, and the message will highlight itself. An action bar will appear at the top of the display, and tapping the garbage can icon in the top-right corner of your display will erase the message.

Unfortunately, Android Messages doesn’t allow for multiple messages to be deleted through this way at once, though it is possible to select multiple messages inside a thread for deletion in other texting apps, including Textra (displayed below).

Deleting Messaging Threads

Of course, when it comes to deleting entire conversations, deleting messages one by one would take hours, if not longer, depending on how many texts are on your phone. Deleting old, unused threads (think old group messages and other unimportant or outdated conversations) is a great middle ground between deleting every message on your phone, and deleting nothing. It helps keep your texting app clean and clear of any non-important threads, while simultaneously keeping the messages you’ve received from close friends or family members.

To delete a thread, press and hold on the thread you wish to delete from the main messaging menu. A checkmark will appear on top of the photo icon for your texting thread, and another action bar will appear at the top of the display. When using Android Messages, you actually have to options for erasing messages: archiving, which won’t fully erase the messages but will hide them from your main messaging screen, and deletion, which erases the messages from your device.

Unlike with individual messages, Android Messages does allow for the selection of multiple threads to be both deleted and archived. Once you’ve tapped and held down on a single thread as detailed above, just tap—no holding required—on other threads to delete these as well. The same checkmark will highlight the additional thread, and you’ll be able to delete or archive your threads.

Limiting and Auto-Deleting Your Messages

If you’re trying to delete every message on your phone, even selecting and deleting message threads one at a time might be too much work for some users, depending on how many messages populate their phone. Instead, we’ll be deleting every message off your phone at once—which, unfortunately, Android Messages lacks the ability to do. So, for now, we’ll be turning our attention from Google’s messaging app over to Textra, one of our very favorite third-party applications.

In appearance, Textra has nearly the identical layout and design of Android Messages, with two main advantages: complete and total customization, and additional options and settings not offered through the Android Messages app. So, once you’ve installed Textra through the Google Play Store, fire up the app, let it complete optimization, and dive into settings by hitting that triple-dotted menu button in the top-right hand corner of your display.

Once you’ve opened the settings menu, scroll down to the very bottom of the options and find the “More Stuff” category. It’s here where we’ll find the easiest way to delete your text messages. Select “Messages to Keep,” fourth down from the top of the list, and you’ll receive a pop-up notification allowing you to customize how many messages are shown per conversation. From here, you can set your text and media message limits to the lowest applicable numbers: 25 and 2, respectively. This will delete all by the most recent 25 text messages per conversation, and all but the most recent 2 media messages per conversation, thus limiting the messages coming into your phone and keeping your conversations private. Once you’ve selected the numbers of your liking, you can tap “Okay” to close the menu, and your phone will do the rest.

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Unfortunately, there isn’t a “Delete all messages” button on your phone to erase everything without wiping your entire phone’s memory through a factory reset. None of the options we listed above are perfect; deleting single messages takes far too much time, deleting messaging threads is a bit cumbersome, and limiting your messaging count helps in the future, but won’t delete every message you’ve sent or received so far. It’s for that very reason we recommend setting a message limit in Textra and deleting conversations and threads as you find appropriate; using both can not only wipe your phone of messages clean in one fell swoop, but can stop your phone from building up a huge message cache again.

The other problem with deleting message spawns from the multitude of SMS apps and selection on Android. While more choice is always a good thing, it can be pretty tough to choose one messaging app between the dozens of apps available, and each one has their own methods of saving, storing, and deleting messages and threads. We tried our best to cover messaging apps as we saw appropriate above, but obviously, if you’re unwilling to change to Android Messages or Textra, these steps might not help you in the long run. If you do need help with a specific texting app, let us know in the comments below!

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