Apple's iMessage is so popular with users because of its amazing interactive features and its trusted end-to-end security that protects the personal information of its users. iMessage is also a great way for iOS users to keep in touch with their family and friends.
However, if you do not have an iPhone or if you do not use a iOS device, then you won't be able to use the exclusive app as it is not available on Windows or Android. However, that might change and the app may now be used by anyone regardless of the phone that they have.
Apple's iMessage on Android
A new app called Beeper, which is developed by Eric Migicovsky, a former Pebble smartwatch creator, claims that the app could bring iMessage to more devices including popular Android phones, according to NewsChat.
The service boasts on its official website that Beeper if fast and easy to use. It is a single app to chat on iMessage, WhatsApp and 13 other networks. You can also snooze, search or archive messages. With a unified inbox, you will never miss any message from any social media platform.
The concept sounds very enticing as the app will allow you to have all of your chats from WhatsApp, iMessage, Instagram, Telegram, Twitter, Facebook Messenger and more all in one app, according to DailyStarPost.
What makes this app even more enticing that it could eventually end users having to switch from one application to another just to keep in touch with different friends, family members, work colleagues and be updated on groups chats on different platform.
Beeper app development
So how has Beeper been able to get iMessage on Android?
According to the firm, they had a difficult time to figure out a way to get iMessage on Android by using the app alone. Beeper actually has two ways of enabling Android, Linux and Windows users to use iMessage. They send each user with a reprogrammed iPhone that already has the Beeper app installed which then bridges to the iMessage app.
The second way is to always connect their Mac device to the internet, and they can install the Beeper Mac app which then acts as a bridge. Most people think that it does not work but it actually does.
All of these features sounds great, however if you do not have a Mac on your desk, then it is not known how many reprogrammed iPhones the company will have to send out or if it is even legal to do that, according to DailyAdvent.
Also, taking delivery of an iPhone to get iMessage on your Android device may seem like a convoluted way of chatting with friends and it is possible that most people will just opt for a generic cross-platform service like Signal, WhatsApp or Telegram.
People are anticipating if this idea will take off but some are not convinced that this is the best way of accessing iMessage and some people are not sure how many Android fans are willing to try it. Not only that, Apple has not released a statement about this app yet, or if they will give it a go.
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Written by Sieeka Khan