Beeper Mini has launched a new update for Android phones that enables users to continue chatting with iPhone users through iMessage, despite Apple taking measures to ban the service.
According to an official post, Beeper Mini has requested both existing and new users to link their app accounts to an Apple ID account, which they can sign up for without needing an Apple device.
The latest update from Beeper Mini introduces a new feature allowing the creation of a personal account either through a phone number or exclusively using the Apple ID account.
This update aims to establish a more stable communication method for chatting between Android phones and iPhones via iMessage.
By utilizing this method, it will become challenging for Apple to ban the app. In this scenario, the company would need to employ software that verifies the type and version of both the sender and the receiver, ensuring it’s an iPhone or another Apple device.
On Monday, Apple announced its ban on the Beeper Mini app, which employs the push notifications protocol on iPhones, bypassing the iMessage system to make messages appear as if sent from an iPhone.
In its statement, Apple confirmed that its decision stemmed from the desire to “safeguard user privacy and protect against cyber threats like fraud or spam.”
Beeper Mini also announced the launch of several new updates, primarily introducing the ability to display the last message read by the user when opening conversations. Additionally, they’ve updated the design of the video player within conversations and shifted the app to being entirely free, having previously been paid.
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