Reply to WhatsApp, Hangouts, other messaging apps on your computer with Pushbullet update

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If you’re tired of reaching for your phone every time you get a message notification, Pushbullet is giving you another excellent reason to check it out.

The newest Pushbullet update gives you the ability to respond to messages from WhatsApp, Telegram, Hangouts, Facebook Messenger, and Line using your PC. Previously, this functionality only existed for SMS messages.

You’ll need the Pushbullet desktop app for Windows (beta), OS X, or the Chrome extension to make this happen.

If you want to see it in action, Pushbullet put together a brief video.

However, there’s a caveat with the Hangouts implementation. To get it to work, you need to install the Android Wear app from the Play Store. No, you don’t need an Android Wear watch, just the app. Google has probably tied in the ability to get Hangouts notifications on another device to Android Wear. 

The other condition is that you need to be using Android 4.4 or above.  

The impact on you: If you haven’t tried Pushbullet, let this be the impetus to give it a go. It lets you leave your phone on the desk and get Android notifications on the desktop. There’s also a growing list of websites and services that use Pushbullet’s Channels for updating you on new content, so you can get pinged with info as much as you want.

This story, "Reply to WhatsApp, Hangouts, other messaging apps on your computer with Pushbullet update" was originally published by Greenbot.

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