Android Messaging: check out tips for using the messenger on PC

The Android Mess app won a web version in late June and now allows you to send SMS through any browser on your computer. The connection between the two devices is made by reading the smartphone from a QR code generated in the browser, just like in WhatsApp Web. It is only necessary that both devices have access to the Internet.

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For those who have not tested or are still getting the news from Google, TechTudo has put together six tips for using the messenger on the PC.

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1. Save your computer

The Android Web Messaging user can save access on a computer, so you do not need to read the QR code every time you use the app on the desktop. The option already appears on the login screen. Just activate the "Remember this computer" key, which changes color from gray to blue.

Remember the computer on Android Messaging

If you forget to enable the feature when you enter the app, you can find it in the settings.

Step 1. Tap the three-dot icon above the contact names;

Accessing Android settings Messages

Step 2. Among the items that appear, select the "Settings" option;

Android Settings Messages

Step 3. Check the "Remember this computer" box and confirm the setting in "Done".

Remember the computer on Android Messaging

2. Block a contact

Blocking an inconvenient contact is very simple in the web version of Messaging. Simply enter the conversation and click on a bell icon, located in the upper right corner of the chat screen. The icon will gain a bar and the person will be muted in the application.

It's quite simple to block a contact on Android Messaging

3. Disconnect

It is always safer to remove from the application when you are finished using it, especially if you are using a shared computer. The functionality is not so apparent, but it can be found with ease.

Step 1. Tap the three-dot icon above the contact names;

Accessing Android settings Messages

Step 2. Among the items that appear, select "Exit".

Exiting Android Web messaging

4. Saving mobile data

The web messenger edition of Google offers the option of saving the mobile data packet by alerting the user when the phone is connected to 4G / 3G instead of Wi-Fi.

Step 1. Tap the three-dot icon above the contact names;

Accessing Android settings Messages

Step 2. Among the items that appear, choose "Settings";

Android Settings Messages

Step 3. Check the box for "Data usage message", and then confirm "completed".

Android Messaging can tell you if 4G is being used

5. Drag to share

To send an image or video available on the computer, simply drag and drop the file into the desired chat window. The feature, however, is not compatible with text or PDF files.

Sharing photos and videos on Android Messaging

6. Alert on smartphone

Whenever the tab in the browser with Android Messaging is accessed, a mobile alert appears indicating that the application is open on the PC. Notification is useful if someone shares your computer or has forgotten to leave a machine and knows there is a third party with access to your messages.

Warning about using Android Messaging on your computer

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