If BBM Desktop is not your thing and you're more of an SMS person, Android Messages on your desktop might be more for you. As announced by Google today, Android Messages for the web, which will allow you to send and receive texts from your computer, is starting to roll out today and over the next week.
Today and over the next week, we'll begin rolling out Messages for web, one of our top-requested features that lets you send and receive texts from your computer. To get started, select "Messages for web" in the menu of your Messages mobile app. On Messages for web, you can send stickers, emoji, and attach images in addition to sending text.
In addition to Android Messages for web going live, Google has also introduced several other new features for their Messages app including a GIF search option, and Smart Replies as well preview links for web pages. Perhaps, the nicest addition though is the ability to easily copy and paste one-time codes sent to you.
As it stands, I don't use the Messages app right now and use Textra but these features being added and going live certainly have me re-evaluating. I might switch back to Messages to give it a go. What do you all think?