The solution to using your Android phone to chat on iMessage may finally be here with Beeper Mini.
With its Chat app, Nothing, the well-known phone startup started by Carl Pei, attempted to close the gap between iMessage and Android. But owing to privacy concerns, it was removed from the Google Play Store. However, Beeper Mini may now become a viable substitute, enabling you to use your Android phone to converse on iMessage virtually identical to an iPhone.
Based in Palo Alto In 2020, Beeper was established with the intention of unifying several messaging services under a single roof. However, for a $1.99 monthly subscription charge, users will be able to send and receive end-to-end encrypted chats on iMessage through the company’s recently released Beeper Mini app, as reported by TechCrunch. Reverse engineering the iMessage protocol is how the app’s developers claim to have accomplished this.
“After jailbreaking iPhones, we thoroughly examined the operating system to understand how everything functioned. Then, in order to replicate every element of our Android app, we built fresh code from scratch,” Eric Migicovsky told The Verge. He claims that this makes Beeper Mini a secure third-party iMessage client.
Neither your Apple ID password nor your messages or contacts should be visible to the app.
According to 9to5Google, there are two methods to get into the Beeper Mini app after downloading it from the Play Store. However, you will need to first go into your Google account, grant access, and then do a few other chores, such as configuring your subscription.
There are two ways that you can utilize Beeper Mini after that. You can log in without using an Apple ID by choosing the first option. You can access iMessage with just your phone, but this will prevent messages from syncing between devices. Additionally, it is the default choice.
Once you’ve chosen the first setup option, you may go to the second one, where you can use your Apple ID to log in and utilize Beeper Mini on your Android phone in addition to iMessage on other Apple devices. However, Beeper Mini uses the SIM card number that you are already using on your Android phone for both of these options.
Although Beeper can function as a legitimate iMessage client, not all functionality will be supported. According to the firm, it currently supports high definition video and photos, replies, read receipts, direct messaging, modifying messages, and more. Live location sharing, message effects, and FaceTime support are a few capabilities that are not supported.