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Google is restricting which apps can request Call Log and SMS permissions

Some of the most sensitive information on your smartphone is stored in the dialer and SMS applications They hold your phone number, conversation history, and the personal information of other people in your phone. Giving an app permission to all of this should not be taken lightly. Google is updating the Google Play Developer Policy...

Android Messages and Samsung Messages RCS features will work seamlessly together

The next big thing in messaging poised to be Rich Communication Services. To understand RCS, just imagine an evolution to the old SMS standard we've been using for years. RCS works basically the same as SMS, but it adds many features that you would find in instant messenger apps. Google has been pushing Android partners...

Samsung Messages bug is causing devices to send photos without user consent

Most of us keep very personal things on our smartphones these days. This is a device that is usually always within arm's reach for most of the day and something that many go to great lengths to keep secure. Android itself is built in a way that prevents the sharing of data from one application...

[Update: Official] Android Messages for desktop browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox, and more is going live

Back in February, we reported that Google's default text messaging/RCS client for Android, Android Messages, would be accessible over desktop web browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari, Microsoft Edge, and more. Then in April, we reported that work on the Android app was complete as the setup process for the desktop integration...

Here’s how to try out Android Messages for web right now [Root]

The long-awaited Android Messages for web client has started to roll out today. It lets you send text messages from your PC via a web browser like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Apple Safari, and Microsoft Edge. It's totally free to use and supports emojis, sending images, syncing messages, and notifying you of new messages. The...

How to send text messages from your PC with Android Messages for web

Have you ever wanted to send text messages from the comfort of your desktop or laptop computer? Well if you're on Android, now you can thanks to the latest update of the Android Messages app. Android Messages is Google's SMS/RCS chat client on Android devices. It's pre-installed on millions of devices worldwide and thanks to...

Samsung Messages now lets you add custom ringtones to each contact

Samsung updated their stock Samsung messenger app for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ today with a highly requested feature: the ability to assign different ringtones to different contacts. With the official update to Samsung Experience 9.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo, this feature was removed. Now it's finally back in an update to...

Android Messages will soon integrate directly with Chrome OS

According to a new commit in the open source Chromium Gerrit, Google is preparing for Chrome OS and Android Messages to be better integrated. Chrome OS is Google's operating system for laptops, set-top boxes, and more recently, detachables and tablets. Android Messages is the default SMS and RCS client on most Android devices. A marriage...

Smart Reply in Android Messages rolling out to some non-Project Fi users

Google released Smart Reply for Android Messages in September of last year. Smart Reply is a predictive text feature, which currently works in apps like Allo, Gmail, Inbox and from now on, Android Messages too. Functionality gives you the ability to answer messages by selecting pre-written responses based on machine learning an AI. Unfortunately, until...

Google pauses work on Allo in favor of “Chat,” an RCS-based messaging standard

Google's experimentation with chat apps has turned into a meme among the Android enthusiast community. Just to name a few, there's been Google Hangouts, Google Voice, Google Allo, Google Talk, and Google+. It seems like the company has tried over and over to dethrone Apple iMessage's seamless integration across clients, only to fail each time....

Here’s what Android Messages for Web will look like

It's official: Android Messages for Web is coming. Nearly two months ago, an APK Teardown of the Android Messages mobile application revealed that Google was working on a web client for the default SMS app on Google Nexus and Pixel phones. The feature was discovered to support all major desktop web browsers and would require...

Android Messages for Web may launch soon as Android setup finishes; Google Account Linking also present

Nearly 2 months ago, Android Messages 2.9 started to roll out to users. On the surface, there wasn't much new to write home about. Underneath, however, were hints at something exciting: a web interface for sending messages via a desktop browser. This Android Messages for Web would allow you to use your phone to scan...