What you need to know
- A new subscription-based app called Beeper could bring iMessage to Windows.
- The app is designed to bring all of your messaging platforms under one roof.
- To get iMessage to work on Android or Windows, you'll need an always-online Mac or a jailbroken phone sent to you by the company.
A new app by the name of Beeper could bring iMessage to Windows users thanks to a very strange workaround.
Reported by The Verge:
The app works with all of the most popular messaging platforms like WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram, Slack, Twitter, Discord, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger, as well as iMessage.
So how on earth can you use iMessage on Windows? From Beeper:
If you don't have an always-online Mac, Beeper will send you an upcycled iPhone 4S that's jailbroken to act as a bridge.
Founder Eric Migicovsky literally has a box under his desk...
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 full list of supported messaging platforms is as follows:
- Facebook Messenger
- Android Messages (SMS)
- Beeper network
You can find out more and sign up at Beeper's website.
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