Beeper Mini announced on Thursday that it experienced a malfunction affecting its users, attributing the issue to Apple.
According to a post on X by Beeper Mini, on Wednesday, about 5% of users of Android were incapable of communicating with iPhone users via iMessage.
Days prior, Apple had stated in a release that it took measures to block the technical method utilized by Beeper Mini, which allowed Android users to communicate with iPhone users via iMessage. Despite this, Beeper Mini released an update to restore the service.
Beeper Mini continued, “It appears that (Apple) is currently working on limiting message access for roughly 5% of the people who use iMessage; however, the issue can be resolved by uninstalling and reinstalling the app.
Beeper Mini disclosed in a different post that it is looking into the possible interruption of its service via the Beeper Mini cloud and app. It urged users to promptly address the issue by directly contacting the technical support team.
On Reddit, a number of users complained about the interruption in service and the challenge of conversing with iPhones, whereas other users verified the service was up and running.
The director and founder of Beeper, Eric Majikovski, expressed regret for the inconvenience the service’s users had to endure and said he wouldn’t hold it against them if they decided to uninstall the app.
Apple announced last month that it was prepared to support the new communications standard. This standard aims to facilitate chatting between iPhone and Android users via the internet, eliminating the need for a third-party app. This shift in the company’s policy is significant. In a statement, Apple said that it will start assisting with the adoption of this fresh protocol across all its devices by the finish of the following year, thereby facilitating user communication.
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