There is a new update for the Android Messages app for Android rolling out in the Play Store today. Frankly there isn’t anything very interesting about the update from a user perspective but what is in the code is quite interesting. It appears that there is code now in the app that would allow for a Allo-like web experience for Messages. This could allow for sending and receiving of text messages from your desktop.
The code was discovered by the team over at Android Police in a tear down of the new version of the app. It appears that, like Allo, you will scan a QR code to sync your computer with your phone and be able to send and receive messages on both. This feature isn’t something new. Google Hangouts still has this feature if you are a Project Fi user and use Hangouts as your SMS app (SMS in Hangouts isn’t supported anymore outside of Fi). Instead, it would be a return of a feature and that is a great thing.