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.
It needs web support like Google's Messenger...other than that the app is sweet.
please do it
Please add this feature - I would gladly pay for it! Otherwise, it's back to Google Messages for me...
I'd like to type gm for good morning or np for no problem. How do I set that up with Textra?
Kasun Prabath commented
best of the messaging app. can schedule can customizing every option,
Kasun Prabath commented
I think your app should be updated to sync with a web app.
Since the Android native messenger continues to work in the background even with Textra as the default, when you connect that to the desktop via the and Android desktop interface (https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/19/17479554/android-messages-how-to-text-from-web-feature), everything is available in Textra when you go back to it.
I use this method already.
Yep. Goodbye Textra. You're stuck too far in the past! Back to Google Messages...
And to think that they don't even bother updating the community in regards to this subject, shows how little they care.
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
June 2020...and still...no response from Textra.
March 2020....we're still here...still asking for web...still...nothing from Textra. As soon as Google Messages gets scheduling... I can't see a reason to use Textra anymore.
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...