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Beeper has released Beeper Mini, a new Android app that allows Android users to send and receive iMessage messages with iPhone users. Android users can now finally participate in iPhone-only group chats and enjoy features like typing indicators, read receipts, and high-resolution media. It seems that Android users in the US can finally enjoy some peace.
Beeper Mini prioritizes security and privacy by connecting directly to Apple’s servers for end-to-end encryption, eliminating the need for a server relay. Additionally, no Apple ID is required, and Beeper does not access users’ Apple accounts.
The Beeper Mini app can be used on Android without additional hardware or setup. It offers a 7-day free trial and a monthly subscription of $1.99.
Several users have reported facing issues related to registration and compatibility while using the app. Some users have encountered errors while registering their phone numbers, receiving messages like “Something went wrong. Please check your network and try again.” On the other hand, some users have been able to register successfully but cannot message certain contacts. The app displays an error message saying, “their phone number doesn’t support iMessage,” even when it is evident that the contact’s phone number does support iMessage.
One user expressed concern about potential Apple intervention, asking, “Why use Beeper Mini over Beeper since all the chats are already on this Beeper? All mini needs are chat importing.”
I’d suggest people understand that even if it’s launched, Beeper Mini remains in its early stages. Hopefully, with time, it’ll get better.