I am trying to use Android Messages for web. I am able to connect to the phone using the QR code, but after the initial connection, I do not get new messages automatically or any notification – I have to reload the page to see them.

When I send the message, the “Sending…” status remains and is not updated to “Distributed” either.

I have tried in Firefox and Chromium. I am using Ubuntu. The computer and phone are on the same network, and I tried with the computer using a cable or WiFi. The phone is a Samsung Galaxy S9 and the app is allowed to run in background (no battery optimisation).

I have also tried on Windows with Chrome on the same computer, and I have the issue as well. I would thus assume it comes from either the phone or the network.

I have had the problem for quite some time now, I couldn't say if it used to work in the past.

  • I don't know what changed, but the issue seems to have solved itself magically.
    – Didier L
    Commented Feb 15, 2021 at 17:32


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