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.
Shaquille Makowka commented
Don't see a reason to use dev time on this then push bullet works just fine.
Angela Jamison commented
I'm a paid user of Textra, but am moving to Pulse for its enhanced usability across many devices.
Best messaging app hands down have tried many having said that.....as someone stated add the web option even if its not free would absolutely buy
Imagine having such an incompetent team of developers they cant roll out a web interface in 5 years.
Sean P Jones commented
Can't believe this is 5 years old and they still haven't implemented this feature. It could even be a paid feature and I'd still use it.
Jason Cayen commented
Web interface would be amazing. Great app but would be greater with the web interface.
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...