messages.google.com has been awful 6/2021

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After more than a year of near-flawless operation, messages.google.com – the web interface that I use most of the time for reading and sending texts – has been awful. At best once a day, but often every 20 minutes, trying to read an incoming message will cause the white screen with blue spinning circle, and then in the upper left a black thing will appear saying "trying to connect to phone."

Long ago, when this would happen, simply bringing the messages app to active state on the phone would solve this. But now nothing does, until either closing the tab on the computer and reopening it, or re-pairing the phone with the web interface.

Yes, I check the box on the web to remember the phone.

Yes, I’ve cleared cache and cookies on the web.

Yes, I’ve signed out on the web and signed back in.

Bottom line is that, with no material change from me, messages.google.com went from working without error for a year or more, to failing multiple times a day.

Anyone else seeing this? Suggestions to fix?

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