When it comes to downloading the apps on our devices, today the choices are galore. Whether you have an Android device or iOS, you can visit the official app store and download the app of your choice. For instance, if you are looking for an instant messaging app, you can get it easily as there are many of them including WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Hangouts, and many more. But, the truth is that we can never have enough of it.
There are some apps that are exclusive to certain platforms. For instance, iMessage is the instant messaging service native, built-in and exclusive to iOS and Mac platform. But, this does not keep the Android users from desiring to have on their device; that too in spite of the fact that they already have plenty of options. But, there is a reason why you would want an app like iMessage. First of all, it is a simple and easy to use app that lets you share videos, files, texts, and images with other iMessage users. Secondly, if you use only Android and you have a friend who only uses iMessage and no other cross platform messaging app, you will not be able to connect with them unless you find a way to get iMessage on your device. So, is it really possible? Keep reading.
How About the iMessage Mock-ups?
The internet was rife with rumours a while ago that Apple had developed some prototypes and mock-ups of iMessage and tested them on different platforms, including Android. But, it seems that they haven’t gone any further with it as we did not get to hear anything new. It has been some time since we heard this news and if they are still working on it, it seems that they are very discreet. We will have to wait and see if there are any more leaks pertaining to this. As an Android user, it would not be the right time to elevate your hopes any higher as we do not know the future of iMessage on other platforms.
How to get iMessage on Android?
As an avid user of the messaging services, I would never want to abandon the hopes of getting iMessage for Android. After all, it is about staying connected with those friends who have refrained from using other messaging apps on their iOS device. But, we will have to be very honest with you here. iMessage is currently not available on Android and we are not sure if it ever will be. This is Apple’s marketing strategy and has paid them very well so far: make great apps and keep them exclusive so that people have no choice but to buy only their devices if they want to use the apps.
Is there a workaround to get iMessage for Android?
Now that we have cleared the air around official availability of iMessage on Android (that it is not available), you must be wondering if there was a workaround. Well, you have every reason to think that way because on this site we have been able to provide some really awesome workaround to our readers. But, this time we will have to say that there is no workaround that has been discovered yet. What we can recommend is to use some of the best iMessage alternatives instead. We have rounded some of the most popular ones here (and most iOS users do use at least one of these apps):
- WhatsApp: Nearly everyone who uses smartphones also uses WhatsApp messaging application. So, if you have a friend with iOS device there is a good chance he or she must be using WhatsApp and you can connect with them through this app. You don’t really need to find a way to get iMessage.
- Messenger: This messaging application has been created as an extension of Facebook for the users who wish to use the instant messaging feature separately. It lets you send instant messages to those your friends (and even others) on Facebook. Since almost everyone uses Facebook, ergo there is a good chance you will be able to remain in touch with your friend who uses iOS.
- Hangouts: This is the instant message app created by Google. It lets you send the messages to those who are connected to you on Google+ or through Gmail. You can send images, files, pictures, and more using this app. It isn’t as widely used as the other two apps on this list, it is still a great option.
The reasons for desiring iMessage on Android are quite understandable. After all, it is a great messaging app with loads of features. But, the problem is that it is not available on this platform and there are no workarounds. What you can do instead is use the alternatives like WhatsApp, Messenger, and Hangouts.