TextraWeb (web interface for Textra)
Basically, something very close to WhatsApp Web; a web interface that locally (not cloud based) connects to the phone and allows messaging & interaction from a browser UI.
Right now, there is a very small subset of services that do "online texting" - MightyText and Pushbullet are the major two players. DeskSMS used to be popular, but isn't supported by the developer and has largely been removed from the Play Store. Today, MightyText put a nail in their own coffin by limiting free accounts to 500 messages per month, which will make most serious free-tier users leave or look elsewhere.
In my opinion, Textra is the premiere SMS application. I find it to be the best texting application that I have ever used. It has wonderful features, wonderful design, and was clearly built with love and thought. I would love to see the application become even more accessible with a web UI :)
I am a web developer by profession and I spend most of my day messaging. I would love to help build something like this, if you guys are ever looking for a developer to help out (for free) I would be more than glad to chat.
Thank you to all of the developers and team members who make Textra such a great experience.
oh shoot - I just installed Textra today on my new Google Pixel, bc it is better than the Google Messages app - but - NO web app? I will now switch back to Google Messages. I'm a user who just switched from Iphone to Pixel, and being able to seamlessly message from phone to computer is a necessity.
It's 2020 for heaven's sake, WHY would you put this effort into designing what is obviously a BETTER mms / sms messaging app and neglect to provide a desktop version?
Oh well, going to go delete Textra right now. What a bummer
Love Textra!!! However, it's refusal to create a web version really hurts it's popularity.
I actually had to move to textra from android messages because a recent update broke group messages. I only get a notification to download a message, but when I try nothing happens. I had to open a different messenger app to download the message and then android messages would find it. Tried to figure that out for a month before I finally gave up. I do miss the online app a lot though
I paid for this app, but no longer use it at all because Google Messages has a desktop. I guess they got their money....
Kelly Hysell commented
bye bye Textra ... I've waited long enough
September 2019....and we're still asking for this. OR...and hear me out here....Or...Google buys Textra and uses their application instead of Google Messages. Make RCS standard, add web...BOOM. Domination.
Anytime...a comment...or word about if this is even a possibility... please...Textra...oh please...
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Chris Grub commented
I think I may make the switch too. I love the app and its paid features but at this point I can let go all of that for web messaging.
How can I print text messages from textra off my android that I broke my subscription? I see the messages on the phone.
Christian Drey commented
I wonder why Textra ain't doing anything or said anything regarding this.
When I posted this suggestion on Google Play, they replied with pushbullet.
And I'm another one that bites the dust and leaves Textra for Android messages.
Too little, too late, Textra. If you're not going to get with the times, you get left behind.
Yup same story. Moved from Textra to android messages cause of the web interface. Really am not a fan of messages, but Im at my computer 90 percent of the day so...
I move to android messenger for the web interface.
How has Textra STILL not implemented this?
I've used Textra for 3 years along with Mighty Text that I paid for. When Mighty raised it's renewal pricing I left them and went to Android messages because of the web interface. Textra is so much better on all levels than messages, however lacking this one feature of web based messaging I've been forced to change. Please consider even if a premium version.
Moved over to android messages until Textra has a web interface. I have been a pro user for about 5 years now. Will happily move back once it is up.
Jacob Swartz commented
Please make this happen. Long time subscriber of Textra but really hate having to switch to Android Messages when I want a web interface! C'mon devs
Oscar HENAO commented
I'm considering, with pain, the possibility to move out from Textra to Android Messages because of the lack of web interface. Getting tired of going back and forth. C'mon Textra, you must implement it, please!!!!!
Daniel (Jaws4God) commented
Does anyone know if this will be implemented soon? its pretty much all that keeps me from using TEXTRA again...
Don Signorino commented
Come on Textra. You need to add this. I keep jumping back to Messages because of this missing feature. Throw us a bone please!