Did you ever imagine that you can view your messages on your PC? Thanks to the Google Messages, now it is possible to see your messages on your PC.
Google has recently launched Messages for PC, which is a fully integrated way that will enable the users to send and receive messages from any web app on their computer. According to Google, Google Messages on PC is one of the best features, which is similar to WhatsApp, for the Web and allows users to pair their computers to their phones in order to send and receive messages from either of the devices. The pairing process between your PC and mobile is straightforward, as is the interface.
In this post, we will guide you on how you can use Google Messages on PC, how to link it to your PC, and its features that you can use. So without any further delay, let’s get started.
How to Link Google Messages to Your PC?
Google Messages for Web allows you to send conversate with your family and friends through it using your computer. Messages for Web required an internet connection between your computer to your phone.
You can set it up on your PC by a quick and straightforward process. But before that, below are some things that you will need to have in order to set up Google Messages on your PC.
For your phone, you will need
- The latest version of Google Messages
- Wifi or mobile internet connection
- Android 5.0 or latest
For your computer, you will need
- A web browser, such as Microsoft Edge, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome. You can use Internet Explorer.
- Wifi or mobile data connection. If you don’t have a wifi connection, then you can use your mobile data connection on your PC through your mobile hotspot.
Now that you have all the things mentioned above, you are ready to set up Google Messages on your PC. To set up Google Messages on your PC, you need to install the latest version of the Google Messages on your PC by navigating to the android messages website.
After the downloading and installation process is completed, follow the below steps;
- Go to the menu options from your phone and select Messages for Web.
- Scan the QR code by holding your phone up to the QR code on the webpage.
- If you want to save your computer connection with the app, turn on the toggle switch saying Remember this computer, which will allows you to automatically Web. If you don’t turn on this option, you can go to the Settings option and turn on the toggle switch saying Remember this device.
Note that as stated earlier, if you are using Internet Explorer on your computer as a browser, then it will not work because Google Messages has the ability to work with Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Microsoft Edge.
Moreover, your contacts, new chat threads, and other related settings will be encrypted and will be cached on the browser you are using. If you don’t open or sign in to your Google Messages account for a few weeks, it will automatically sign you out for some security reasons.
Additionally, Google Messages not only enables you to send and receive messages on your PC, but also allows you to send stickers, emojis, and attached images. The app is a broader feature upgrade for the Messages mobile app, which now enables the users to search and share GIFs.
How to View Your Messages on Your PC
The interface of Google Messages for Web is pretty much similar to what you are used to viewing on our phone. The main interface is split into two main sections that are messages list and the conversation area.
When you receive a new message on Google Messages, its icon will display a red notification on your browser tab for unread messages. Moreover, the is also tally your unread messages and display them on the screen, as well has it features a dark theme and high-contrast mode that you can choose.
To switch to the dark mode, you need to follow below instructions;
- From your PC, click the More option.
- You will see an option there saying Enable Dark Theme, turn it on by toggle switch.
How to Sign out From Google Messages?
Signing out from your Google Messages on your PC will help you to prevent an unauthorized person from accessing your messages and other crucial information, such as personal details and two-factor verification. In order to do this, below are some simple steps that you need to follow;
From your computer
If you are accessing your Google Messages account for Web through a public or shared PC, then you should sign out when you are done to protect your account from unauthorized access by following these steps;
- Open Google Messages for Web from your computer.
- At the top left side, you will see the More option.
- Click on the More option.
- Click on the Sign Out option.
From your Phone
- Open Google Messages from your phone.
- At the top left corner of your phone screen, you will see the More option.
- Tap the More option
- Tap the Messages for Web option
- Choose the options between Sign out from one computer (this option will sign you out from your Google Messages for Web from the currently connected computer), or choose to Sign out from all computers (this will sign you out from your Google Messages for Web account from all the connected computers)
Individual Conversations Options
Google Messages apps also feature some options that can set by users for individual chats. To the top right corner of the messages pane, you will see two buttons that are a bell button and a menu button.
If you click on the bell button, it will mute the chat. Muting the blocks notifications from that particular chat. If you want to unmute it, you just need to press the bell icon again.
The menu option of the Google Messages features all the options that any other messaging app has on your phone. Archives, people, and options send feedback, delete, etc. and all of these options are self-explanatory. The only option that isn’t available yet is a Search option, so there is no way that you can search your messages from your PC.
Google Messages for Web is an excellent feature for Android users. It is clean, and pretty much familiar, which offers that you can expect from any messaging app. If you haven’t had it yet on your PC, then you are missing a great feature. If you want to have it on your PC, then this post will help you a lot with setting it up on your computer. If you find this article helpful, let us know below in the comment section.
Below are some most asked questions by multiple users;
Q: Is Google Messaging is free?
Ans: Yes, it is free and only requires a wifi or mobile data connection to send and receive messages.
Q: Do Google have a messaging app?
Ans: Yes, Google owns the Hangouts, which is its longest-running messaging app.