DownloadÂ Android MessagesÂ for your phone. Youâ€™ll have to go through aÂ install process to set that up once you have it installed, essentially giving the app access to your contacts and permission to handle texts.
Once done, go toÂ https://messages.android.comÂ and follow the instruction on the screen for pairing your browser with your phone (it essentially just involved scanning a QR code).
Android Messages is available free of charge from Google’s Play Store. You can also opt to make the program your standard app for handling regular text and RCS messages: Go to “Settings” of the app, then “Default messaging app” and select “Messages” from the menu. The app will then adopt all the required settings and can also import existing SMS messages.