Windows 10 and Android have come a long way. Microsoft offers the Phone app that lets you connect your phone and then access your data. However, you need Microsoft Launcher or Cortana for it to work. Brings notifications, messaging options and more. However, if you don’t want to use Cortana or Launcher and just want to send text messages from Windows 10 using Android Phone, here’s how to do it.
Send text messages from Windows 10 with Android Phone
Launch the Message app on your phone. Must be the default messaging application.
Open messages.android.com in your favorite browser.
Click the QR code scanner button and scan the QR code you see in your browser.
Give it a minute to sync your entire message and show it to you.
To send a new message, click Start chat, then add contacts and send a message.
That’s all. You can read, search and send a message from your browser, just like WhatsApp for the web. Also, if you plan to continue using it for a long time on that computer, be sure to enable the «Remember me on this computer» option. If you can’t find this option, go to Settings> Remember this computer.
There is a slight disadvantage here. It is not designed for offline use. While you can see a preview of all messages in the left pane, all messages in a chat are uploaded in real time.
Android message for web functions
If you accidentally chose the option to remember on a public computer, you can disconnect remotely. Launch the messaging app, click the menu, and select the web message. A list of all the computers you have used will be displayed. Click the x button to log out of that computer.
Windows 10 comes with Dark mode, just like this app. Can complete dark settings. On messages.android.com, click the menu icon and choose the dark style.
You can use keyboard shortcuts to interact quickly with your browser’s messages. Here is the list:
Start a new conversation
Ctrl + -: Switch to the next conversation
Ctrl +,: Switches to the previous conversation
Ctrl + Alt + r: Delete the conversation
Ctrl + Alt + h: Archive the conversation
Ctrl + Alt + x: Open Settings
Ctrl + Alt + a: Attach files
Ctrl + Alt + e: Show / hide the emoji selector
Ctrl + Alt + s: Show / hide the sticker selector
Ctrl + Alt + g: Show / hide the GIF selector
Ctrl + Alt + o: Show / hide details
Press SHIFT + / when you’re not in a cover, and it will appear.
Reveal archived messages
If you can’t find a message and you’re sure it was there, then it’s in your archive. You should have archived these messages, but you may not remember them. Click the menu and then select the archiving option to reveal those messages.
In the age of social messaging, do you still use the Messaging app? Tell us in the comments.