This new app brings iMessage to Android and Windows through crazy workaround

Bepper (Image credit: Beeper)


Beeper (Image credit: Beeper)

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:

Beeper is a new universal chat app that's an attempt to unify 15 different chat platforms into a single interface. The app is the work of a team that includes Eric Migicovsky, the CEO and founder of former smartwatch manufacturer Pebble, who announced its launch on Twitter. Beeper's site notes that the project was previously known as NovaChat, and requires a $10 per month subscription.

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:

This was a tough one to figure out! Beeper has two ways of enabling Android, Windows, and Linux users to use iMessage: we send each user a Jailbroken iPhone with the Beeper app installed which bridges to iMessage, or if they have a Mac that is always connected to the internet, they can install the Beeper Mac app which acts as a bridge.

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:

  • Whatsapp
  • Facebook Messenger
  • iMessage
  • Android Messages (SMS)
  • Telegram
  • Twitter
  • Slack
  • Hangouts
  • Instagram
  • Skype
  • IRC
  • Matrix
  • Discord
  • Signal
  • Beeper network
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