Launches Google Messages in a dedicated window.
Launches Google Messages in a dedicated window by itself with no frills. Features: - 1 click (or keyboard shortcut) opening of Google Messages. - No tabs, search bar, or any toolbars in the window. As dedicated as possible. - Does not open multiple windows (clicking will focus the already open window). - Custom window size with last size memory option. Formerly Android Messages Launcher.
- (2020-01-17) Matt Wilde: Was using a paid texting tool forever. It started giving me issues sending if my phone was locked. I was told I would have "premium support" I found that google messenges was an option but was so used to having a chrome extension to have it pop out as its own window. Tadaaaaa. Now I am able to use this extension and messenges for free. perfect for what I needed. Especially since its free.
- (2019-04-24) Gary Gunderson: Clean and simple. This does exactly what it says it does.... launches Android Messages for Web into its own stripped-down window from an extension button on your browser. Currently, I've got it installed on Microsoft's Chromium based Edge. It appears happy to be there so far.
- (2019-02-27) Chadwick Warfield: There are currently two options for using the Android Messages app on a computer. You can either leave a browser tab open to https://messages.android.com, or you can install one of a few similar Chrome extensions that launch that URL in a dedicated window. You won't get Windows notifications unless you have a tab or window open to that URL. I like this extension because I can launch a standalone window and immediately minimize it. When I get a Windows notification (currently using Windows 7, I'll test Windows 10 later) I can click on the notification and it gives focus to the dedicated window that was sitting minimized in my task bar. This lets me quickly and easily respond to texts! I also like the fact that clicking on the extension button multiple times does not open multiple standalone messenger windows. It just gives focus to the existing window. There is a second extension that is essentially identical called Messages for Web by verostack.io. I don't like that one because clicking the extension button in Chrome opens multiple windows, rather than bringing focus back to the existing one.
- (2019-02-07) O F: I was able to "Pin" the messages webpage on my Chromebook (Neverware CloudReady) using this, and send messages as if it was the Dedicated messages app on a full blown Android OS. No issues - thanks for this!
- (2018-10-11) Mohamed Alani: Great! Why can't google create this stuff?!
- (2018-09-19) Curtis Shimamoto: This is as good of an extension as you'll find for the stock Android Messages SMS/MMS app's web interface. Really, all this does (and all any of them do at this time) is launch the web interface of https://messages.android.com in its own window, or sometimes a new tab in some options. This extension removes the tabs, address bar, or any other decorative/convenience things in a normal browser window, resulting in a clean instance that appears almost like a native application. I'd previously used a different option, but came in search of something simpler that didn't try to tack on additional junk on top of what should be a simple implementation. This is what I ended up finding, and it really deserves more than just Oscar's one rating because it is exactly what I was looking for! Until someone makes something to possibly interface directly with the Android Messages API directly, and in some kind of a native application (if there is even and API open for such a thing to be possible), the web interface will be what we are all using in some form or another. This is really just a convenience to slap the site into its own window quickly and consistently. Much recommend!
- (2018-07-27) Oscar Cooke-Abbott: Works exactly like you want - having Messages as its own separate and self-contained window. Only improvement I would like is the option for the exit button to minimise the screen.