Beeper Mini faces a similar fate as Nothing Chats; stopped and deregisters Android phone numbers

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The newly introduced iMessage client for Android, Beeper Mini, has abruptly stopped working and deregistered all Android phone numbers from iMessage just a couple of days after its release announcement, facing the same fate that Nothing Chats faced a few weeks ago. The company claims a fix is “coming soon” but hasn’t confirmed the cause of the outage.

Users experienced several hours of being unable to send or receive iMessage data before Beeper took the step to deregister their numbers late last night. This action, as reported, was taken to prevent important messages from being missed, as iPhones default to sending messages to iMessage-linked phone numbers over SMS.

Beeper Mini has posted a tweet with an update about the current outage. The post mentions that a solution is “very close” and will be available soon. In addition, Beeper has extended its 7-day free trial by another week to ensure that users will not be charged until after the app is fixed.

Manually deregistering your phone number from iMessage through Apple’s portal is recommended, as Beeper says it might take up to 24 hours for the complete removal from iMessage.

Beeper founder Eric Migicovsky has hinted at a forthcoming announcement potentially related to the outage or a future solution. Users have also received in-app notifications explaining the situation and the number of deregistrations.

While the exact cause and timeline for a fix remain unknown, Beeper assures users that a solution is on the way. For now, the recommended steps are manually deregistering your number from iMessage and staying tuned for further announcements.

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