Instant messaging has evolved dramatically over the last few years. Although the messengers today include a number of features, instant messaging has never been easier than what it is now. Everyone wants to own the best instant messenger. Some of the most commonly used messengers are WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. These are the cross platform applications. But there are some messaging apps that are designed exclusively for a specific platform. For example, iMessage is meant only for the iOS (iPhone and iPad users). However, even the Windows PC users want to use this great app.
So, is there a way? Even though iMessage is only for iOS, there is a way to use it on your Windows based computer without any hiccups. Take a look!
Downloading iMessage on Windows 7, 8.1, and 10
While the sceptics may say that it is not possible to use the exclusive app on Windows setup, the truth is that there is a workaround that works really well. Of course the app is not officially available for Windows but with the help of the emulator you can download iMessage for windows. Here is how you can do that:
- Firstly, you are going to need an emulator for iOS which runs on the Windows computer. It is called iPadian emulator and you can download it from http://www.xpadian.com/
- Download the exe file and install the app.
- Run the emulator and you will see how the appearance of the screen has changed to something that looks like MAC environment. In fact, the dock will also appear at the bottom which is the mark of Mac computers.
- Now all you need to do is search for iMessage in the search box.
- You will be given the option to download and install the app – follow the steps.
- Now you can go to the iPadian drawer and locate iMessage. You can easily open the app and start using it right from your Windows Desktop for no charge at all.
Features of iMessage for PC
- If you wish to talk to someone using iMessage the other person will also need to have the app installed on their phone (or PC just like you.)
- The app is totally free of cost and it offers incredible speed. Of course the data charges apply depending upon what you share.
- Not only can you share the text messages but also the pictures and videos.
- iMessage also allows you to initiate the group chats. This means that you many people can talk to each other through the same chat window.
- The user interface of the app is extremely simple. The app is very easy to use and this is one of the biggest reasons why it is a hit among the iPhone users.
- Since it is an app exclusive to iOS this is the reason why it is not as popular as WhatsApp which is a cross platform app. But, it is still used by millions of people across the world.