Android Messages finally gets a web interface

19 June 2018
The company says it was one of the top requested features by users.

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  • Dodo

I just tried it. It seemed alright at first, but then I realized that it syncs with my phone and it doesn't work without it.

I turned off my phone and no dice. Absolutely useless, IMO. If I have my phone next to me, why would I want to go through the hassle and sign on through a browser to check my texts? This ain't no iMessage.

Back to Pulse.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 20 Jun 2018But Google uses what they collect to sell to advertisers. Apple ... moreGoogle uses your online behaviour data to create your digital profile, and then it uses a range of psychological, visual, and audio tactics in order to persuade you and make you buy certain products, subscribe to certain services, read certain news, blogs, and articles, form certain opinions about certain subjects and so on, on the behalf of those who are investing the most in Google advertising. So whoever pays Google the most, will get to persuade you indirectly to do what they want you to do.

Apple does no such things, as they do not sell ads. And Microsoft sells some ads, but their algorithms are very basic and straightforward. they do not deploy any special tactics.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 20 Jun 2018Apple collect things too, and Microsoft you could use a dumb phone But Google uses what they collect to sell to advertisers. Apple doesn't do it, and neither does MS as far as I know.

  • Anonymous

nutjob2, 19 Jun 2018I've been using MightText, but will be changing to this if it ha... moreI think mighty text is the ugliest ui ever lol .. And least this is not requiring 3rd party apps

  • Anonymous

aram, 19 Jun 2018guys, just use Pulse SMS app. it had this web feature for years.... morePulse was buggy , android UI better... And stickers smart reply

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 19 Jun 2018Thankfully, I've quit using all Google products and services two... moreApple collect things too, and Microsoft you could use a dumb phone

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 19 Jun 2018I'll be interested to know which company give more to the users ... moreI prefer paying with real money for services instead of paying for them by allowing companies to track my online behaviour.

And it's companies who do not sell advertisements that are the ones that do not track you. Apple is one of them, as they do not use user data to create user profiles.

If someone or something (AI) knows everything about you, including your personality traits and behaviour, they can predict your actions and the way you will react when you are presented with information X or information Y. So they can basically "guide" you into making the decisions they want you to make, while letting you get the impression that you yourself came up with those decisions, unbiased. This is a very powerful tool when it comes to leading the masses into getting a certain opinion on a certain something. It is able to influence the way you vote, the amount of unneeded stuff that you buy, how you treat your peers, what contracts you sign, and basically what you think about your surrounding environment and the world.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 19 Jun 2018Ha! Like I would be mad enough to actually send my messages thro... moreI'll be interested to know which company give more to the users than take more lol. You have to be a sucker to believe any companies can be trusted.

randoms, 19 Jun 2018CAN Android Messages REALLY TRING TO COMPETE WITH iMessage? i ne... moreYou could turn it off and use it as a fidget button or you can remap it with an app, not sure which one

Well done, Google. A few more updates and we'll get Hangouts 2014 feature set back!

  • nutjob2

Anonymous, 19 Jun 2018Thankfully, I've quit using all Google products and services two... moreUh, Apple is no different, in concrete terms, they just have their marketing department tell you what you want to hear.

  • Anonymous

Are they saved in the cloud ?

  • Anonymous

nutjob2, 19 Jun 2018Ah, if you're using an Android phone you're already doing the sa... moreThankfully, I've quit using all Google products and services two years ago, including devices running Android. I would gladly use a Windows phone instead of the latest and greatest Android phone. But since I need and up-to-date device, I use an iPhone.

  • aram

guys, just use Pulse SMS app. it had this web feature for years. it has a LOT of cool features and things that I find extremely useful. the design I'd say is 10/10. it's $1 for a month, but u can also pay $11 for a lifetime. I have been using it for more the 2 years, have tried a LOT of sms apps, can surely say this is number one app on the market.

Phone must be connected to the internet while using thru web?
Hopefully there is an offline mode and may sync when online.

  • Anonymous

Buh bye mighty text ....push bullet

  • nutjob2

Anonymous, 19 Jun 2018Ha! Like I would be mad enough to actually send my messages thro... moreAh, if you're using an Android phone you're already doing the same thing.

  • nutjob2

I've been using MightText, but will be changing to this if it has feature parity.

  • Anonymous

Ha! Like I would be mad enough to actually send my messages through a Google service. No thx! Can't trust Google with any info, be it private or business.

But of course, people who don't know who they are dealing with, will gladly joing the hype train for using something Apple-like for "free". Except that it's not free and it takes more from the user than it offers to the user.

Ooooh
iMessage on Android is finally here!