Google's new app lets you send texts directly from computer

Google's new app lets you send texts directly from computer

On the other hand, Google Podcasts is a native app that feels very much at home on a modern Android phone. On the landing page, you will see a QR code which can be scanned by clicking on the new "Messages for Web" menu on your Android phone.

Google today released the new Podcasts app for Android devices which will allow you to discover and listen to the thousands of podcasts around the world. This is Google's first major step toward "Chat", the company's addition of Rich Communication Services (RCS) inside Android Messages.

Before signing into the Android Messages website, you'll also notice an option you can enable to "Remember this computer", which is handy if you don't want to have to sign in every time you use it. Further, select Messages for Web.

Google Podcasts, which is now available globally as a free download from the Play Store, features integration with the Google Assistant.

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It's an app that's very similar to the functionality you'll find when searching for podcasts on the mobile web right now. They are then guided to a step-by-step process to pair their devices.

The web client works with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Microsoft Edge, but not Internet Explorer. Smart Reply uses machine learning to craft possible responses to your messages.

Other features include previewing links within conversations and copying one-time passwords with a single tap. From the left, you can tap New conversations to search for a contact and start a new message thread with them. It now comes with integrated GIF support so you can search and send GIFs in the Messages app. Engadget reported Tuesday that Google plans to add artificial intelligence-powered features in the coming months, including the ability to read transcripts of podcasts in multiple languages.

These updates are in line with Google's efforts at increasing the utility of text messages.

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