Google Podcasts Android app is live with personalized recommendations

Google Podcasts Android app is live with personalized recommendations

I keep asking myself do iOS users use Telco airtime balance to send a message (like SMSs) on iMessage or do they use the internet?

Google is introducing Messages for web over the next few weeks, a feature that had been highly requested by users. Text, images, and stickers are all supported on the web version. But with Google's push to make texting better as a whole, it makes sense, even if a lot of people wish Google would just make an iMessage clone for Android instead. Initially, Android Messages for Web will be rolled out for Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Microsoft Edge with users being prompted with desktop notifications every time they receive a message. Google's AI will also tie-in offering recommendations from this library of podcasts based on your listening habits.

All things being equal, you should be able to start sending and receiving text messages on desktop and mobile. The process to use Android Messages on the web is quite similar to WhatsApp Web.Open the app and click on the three dotted menu button and select "Messages for web".

Of course, this isn't the first time an Android phone's features have been available on computers.

As of writing, only the Android Messages website is live with the QR code scanner on mobile devices to follow soon.

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Earlier this year Google had announced RCS (Rich Communication Service) for the messaging service. Once the pairing is done the user will be able to send and view messages from the web UI. It also syncs across devices with Assistant, so that you can pause playback on your phone and pick it up at home, for example. Once you've tapped a Smart Reply suggestion, it sends immediately.

Google is aiming to provide a chat like experience on Messages app. The company will also introduce real-time text captions and translations of podcasts in the near future so you can have an easier time comprehending what the hosts are talking about.

Then there are link previews.

Two more features in the new Messages app are previews of links sent from friends, and the ability to copy one-time security codes from the app with a tap.

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