What you need to know
- A new app called Beeper will bring iMessage to Windows and Android.
- The subscription-based app can integrate all of your chats from services like WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram, Slack, and more.
A new app by the name of Beeper is promising users the chance to use iMessage on both Android and Windows.
As reported by The Verge:
As per the report, Beeper works with WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram, Slack, Twitter, Discord, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger, as well as iMessage thanks to a pretty nifty workaround that could end up with you being sent a jailbroken iPhone 4S...
There are two options, from Beeper:
Yes! That is EXACTLY what we're doing. I have 50 iPhone 4s sitting here at my desk.Yes! That is EXACTLY what we're doing. I have 50 iPhone 4s sitting here at my desk.— Eric Migicovsky (@ericmigi) January 20, 2021January 20, 2021
The result, in theory, is an app that enables universal chat across every major service including iMessage, even if you're on Windows, Android, or even Linux.
According to Beeper's website, the full list of services supported is as follows:
- Facebook Messenger
- Android Messages (SMS)
- Beeper network
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