A Samsung Messaging application has appeared in Microsoft’s Windows app store.
Detected by Windows Central, the application is not available for download. Instead, the Microsoft Store asks users to “Redeem a code,” which could indicate that the app is part of a closed beta.
In addition to that, the description says that the application can “send and receive SMS text messages” and that it is “for devices capable of using mobile data (5G and 4G LTE)”.
Finally, the app description lists some Samsung models (TabPro S, Galaxy Book 10.6 LTE, Galaxy Book 12 LTE, Galaxy Book2 and ‘NT930QCA’), although it is not clear if those are devices that will be able to run Samsung Messaging. app.
Ultimately, it is unclear what the app does. At first it seemed like another way to send text messages from your Windows PC, similar to what you would get with the Google Messages website or Microsoft’s ‘Your Phone’ app. However, given the restrictions outlined in the app description, I’d say that’s probably not the case.
Instead, the Samsung Messaging app for Windows can be a way for Samsung cellular and Windows-powered devices to send text messages. If that’s the case, Samsung Messaging is likely only available on those devices.
My hope is that it is a messaging solution for Windows devices from Samsung. The company has already started to move away from its messaging app on its flagship Galaxy smartphones, favoring Google messaging (though that whole situation remains confusing and both apps remain available on the smartphone).