How to Install Android Messages App (PWA) on Chrome OS

Back in August, I told you all that Google will integrate Android Messages or text messages into Chrome OS as a Progressive Web App (PWA). This feature is now live.

This article explains how to install the Android Messages PWA on your Chromebook.

Android Messages on Chrome OS

I will start with the steps to start using Messages on the web. If you are already using it, skip the step 6.

  1. Open messages.android.com on your computer. You should see a QR code.
  2. Open the Messages app on your phone and tap the settings (three dots) icon and choose Messages for .
  3. Tap Scan QR code
  4. Point the phone at the QR code on your computer and the app will scan the code.
  5. Your text messages should show up on messages.android.com now. You can read, reply or send new text messages from here.
  6. While you are on messages.android.com, the Chrome settings menu (three dots).
  7. Choose Install Android Messages. The Install app?  is displayed.
  8. Click Install.
  9. That’s it! You should now see a new app in your launcher for the new Messages app.

Hope you find this useful!  Drop a comment if you have questions! Thanks XDA for the heads up!

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