Messages 4 Web appears at messages.google.Com 4 The 1st timeGSM Arena #Samsung_GalaxyJune 11, 2019
Back in December , we reported about a commit in Chromium that would eventually direct users to a web interface for Androids default SMS app: Messages.
The new commit would direct users to a new and previously unused address: messages.google.com.
A Reddit user first discovered this happening when they were experiencing issues with the Messages for Web interface.
Some users on the thread were experiencing the same issue but were soon redirected to the new web address.
New to the Google.com version of Messages for Web are RCS settings, which can now be accessed from the interface, enabling the new RCS chat features.
RCS is still on a slow rollout, but independently of how far along RCS is, the change furthers the idea that Google is phasing away the use of the word Android in any of the features, apps, and services offered on the Android OS.
At Google I/O last year, the word wasnt even mentioned once.
Weve previously speculated that Android might be renamed to something else as to push the Google
name over Android.
Weve seen this with Android Wear (changed to Wear OS ), Android Pay (changed to Google Pay ), Android Market (changed to Google Play ), and even Android Messages dropped the Android part and is just Messages.