extension ExtPose

Google Messages Launcher

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Launches Google Messages in a dedicated window.

Image from store Google Messages Launcher
Description from store 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.

Latest reviews

  • (2020-12-18) Eric _: Works great. Would be better if it auto opened when Chrome was launched and if it minimized to the taskbar **FEATURE REQUEST**
  • (2020-12-14) Robin Schiro: Texting works fine. As soon as I tried to make a voice call, I got an error saying the page did not have permissions to use my mic (nor was there an obvious way to give permissions) Using 'messages.google.com' directly works with both texts and calls without any issues. Unfortunately, having that website in a small Chrome window rather than a dedicated extension is not a great user experience.
  • (2020-12-10) M S: No flashing notification on windows if I'm afk for example.
  • (2020-11-19) Jacob Boyd: So far so good, does mostly what I want it to do. Would be nice if we could get an auto launch option so when you open chrome it opens a messenger window automatically.
  • (2020-10-23) Aaron Kinsman: Would be great if it could become a tray icon similar to google hangouts. Basically, I want all the google hangouts features for this, like tray icon to easily allow for minimizing/closing but still being open somewhere and giving me notifications. Glad it's just a simple port from tab to windowed mode though, without added unnecessary features!
  • (2020-10-14) Eric Deroff: Good application for writing SMS trought your PC, however it's regratable that we cannot receive notification on our PC when a new SMS is coming. Is there a solution or a setting to allow that ? Thanks for your feedback.
  • (2020-10-02) Nikhil Verma: Disconnects too often
  • (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.

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4.4 (18 votes)
Last update / version
2019-09-06 / 1.0.0
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