Pushbullet now lets Android users reply to messages on their computer

Pushbullet is one of those apps that I often wonder how I lived without, since it’s so monumentally useful for transferring¬†files and links between devices. Now, though, Android users are going to find that it’s even more useful, because they canrespond to messaging apps from their computer.

At the moment Pushbullet supports WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Line, and Google Hangouts. That means if you have a phone running Android 4.4 or above, you can avoid having to deal with your phone by having any messages you get beamed straight to your computer.

This should be incredibly useful, since it means you can do away with many of the standard web-apps that you might normally use to chat with these services. Both WhatsApp and Hangouts are a bit awkward, and Facebook Messenger doesn’t even have a stand-alone desktop client. Having it all done through Pushbullet makes life a lot easier (and clearer), although¬†Hangouts is a bit tricky: it’ll require you to download the Hangout Android Wear app before forwarding messages will work.

If you want to see more about how it works, check out the video below.

Tom Pritchard