Google launches Podcasts app for Android

Google Makes Android Messages for Web Official, Announces Other...

Google recommends users connect to Wi-Fi while using the web client, but it should still work even when using mobile data. Google has been working on the desktop version of its Android Messages; an app that lets you send and receive messages on your phone.

While Messages for Web is rolling out today, other highly anticipated features will join it over the next few weeks. Text, images, and stickers will be supported in the web version of the service.

Today's news underscores that Google thinks its best shot at success in the messaging space is Android Messages, rather than its failed Allo messaging app.

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The implementation looks like WhatsApp for Web with a QR code that you need to scan. Messages for web is one of the top requested features, according to Google. The company has launched a new Android app called simply Google Podcasts complete with ubiquitous AI for personalized suggestions. However, this option section of the Messages app is not live yet, and the service will only become fully available when this happens. Additionally, in a similar move to Apple's in iOS 12, Android Messages will now identify authentication codes and prompt them as fill-ins when appropriate. In the meantime, you likely already have some options you can use for sending a message from your computer. For starters, when you tap the "+" icon, you'll now be able to search for GIFs to add to your conversation. Smart replies, which tries to speed things up by predicting your responses, is also being added, and web links can be previewed before they're opened.

The Android app available on the Play Store is just a shortcut to the existing component in the Google app.

Next, as visible in WhatsApp chat service, whenever someone sends a link in the chat, for instance about an article, the receiver can directly see an inline preview of the link. With Your Phone app, you can easily access messages, notifications, and photos stored on your phone directly from your Windows PC without having to touch your phone.

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