android messages as a Chrome Extension
Want to run 'android messages' on a standalone browser window, just like a grown up chat solution? Now you can!
- (2019-04-26) Adam Tentis: Please update your extension to point to messages.google.com/web. android.google.com/web is depreciated. I will update my review at that time. Thanks
- (2018-06-26) Sean Stumpf: This is a great solution for Androids new browser messenger feature until google makes their own extension. It does need some improvement though. What it does: Puts a button on your browser that opens https://messages.android.com in its own console style browser window. When you subsequently click the messenger button on any other window it brings the initially opened messenger window to the foreground above all other browser windows. What it doesn't do: It does not open or keep a connection to https://messages.android.com/ unless you click the button. If you don't click this button and have no visible messenger window in the Windows task bar you are not going to receive notifications of messages received. What I wish it did: either 1 of the 2 - 1. (preferred over 2) This opens https://messages.android.com/ hidden in the background but still allows chrome to display notifications. If the user clicks the notification bubble or clicks the messenger button on the browser toolbar the hidden messenger window become visible and to the foreground. If the user closes the now visible window it would actually just hide it again in reality. 2. Have the option in the extension to tell chrome to open a messenger window every time chrome is first started.
- (2018-06-21) Kylie Salmon: So far so good, had it running about 15 seconds and it's doing what I was hoping for. Thanks for taking the time to do this.