Sunday 10 December 2023 / 13:04
Weeks after the failure of the NothingChats and Sunbird apps, the app Paper Mini announced the possibility of using iMessage for Android devices due to concerns about the privacy of users of Messages, an instant messaging service only available on Apple devices.
CNET.com, a website specializing in technology topics, notes that the Pepper Mini application is a successor to the original Pepper application, now named Pepper Cloud.
Like the original Sunbird or Paper applications, the Paper Mini application connects directly to the iMessage network without requiring a permanent connection to Apple Mac Mini devices. Therefore, the Pepper Mini does not require an Apple ID, although having this ID will allow the user to access the iMessage service via the Pepper Mini and Apple devices such as Macs and iPads.
Pepper says it supports several key features of iMessage using methods such as end-to-end message encryption, typing indicators, replying to posts and group chats.
Pepper was developed independently of Apple, and it is impossible to continue to offer all the features that Apple offers to iMessage users on iPhone smartphones and other devices manufactured by the American company.
Meanwhile, the original Pepper app has a waiting list of users who want to access it.
Original Pepper allows you to access the iMessage service using any Mac device while connected to another messaging app, such as WhatsApp.
Pepper Mini can be downloaded from Google’s Play Store without waiting, but the developer gets a $2 monthly subscription after a 7-day free trial period.
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