• Beeper adapts to Apple's block, offering a Mac-based solution for iMessage access.
  • Beeper finds the Mac connection reliable, allowing users to share registration data.
  • Beeper plans to release iMessage bridge and Mac code as open source, ensuring transparency.

Beeper, the app that brings iMessage to Android users, is making changes to allow users to reaccess the service after Apple blocked it. However, you need a Mac computer or a friend on Beeper with a Mac to use the fix. 

According to Beeper, they have found that the connection is very reliable when mapping registration data to individual users. They also mentioned that if you have a friend on Beeper with a Mac, you can ask them for their registration data. 

Beeper has tested and confirmed that 10 to 20 iMessage users can safely use the same registration data. Additionally, Beeper plans to release the full iMessage bridge and the Mac code for generating registration data as open source.

The new fix will keep Beeper alive, but it limits the appeal of the service. It used to allow users to access iMessage without an Apple device. 

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has asked the Department of Justice to investigate Apple's potential anticompetitive treatment of Beeper, emphasizing the importance of competition and consumer choice in communication services.


Edited by Shruti Thapa