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Android Messages to let users text from the web: Report

IANS  |  San Francisco 

is planning to introduce a for its application "Messages" that would let users pair their with a computer for all of their texting needs.

"There's a new version of rolling out for the phones. So far, we haven't seen any significant changes to the UI, but huge things are happening under the surface," tech website Police reported late on Thursday.

The codename for this messaging feature is called "Ditto" but it looks like it will be labelled "for web" when it is officially rolled out.

"Users will be guided to visit a website on the computer they want to pair with the phone, then simply scan a QR code. They will be be able to send and receive in the and it will link with the device to do the actual SMS/MMS/RCS communication through their network carrier," the report added.

The tech giant is also reportedly mulling to offer its own enhanced chat features to work with RCS messaging.

Rich Communication Services or RCS is a between and between phone and carrier, aiming at replacing messages with a text-message system that is more rich, provide phonebook polling and transmit in-call multimedia.

Android Messages will share the same basic setup procedure with Allo.

Launched in September 2016, Allo is an mobile app developed by for the Android and iOS mobile (OS), with a available on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Opera browsers.



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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 19:02 IST