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How do I get iMessage with WeMessage on Android?

If you are an Android user and you want you to have iMessage on your device, you will be pleased that there is a solution that effectively brings iMessage to an Android device. It's called WeMessage, and it's about a third party company that has an interesting workaround to get iMessage on Android devices.

But there is a catch; You must have a Mac along with an Android device, of course. The Mac is necessary because weMessage essentially uses a Mac as a software relay, which then forwards the messages to the Android device and the associated Android app and vice versa. This is achieved by running a WeMessage server app on the Mac which enables the WeMessage Android app to send and receive iMessages.

Whether or not you trust a third-party service to route your messages is entirely up to you. However, if you absolutely must have iMessage sending capabilities on an Android phone or tablet, this is a reasonable solution.

Note that this approach is different from using iMessage on a Windows PC through screen sharing. However, you can replicate this approach on Android using a VNC client, which bypasses the need for a third-party service to route messages. Use both, or both, that's up to you too.

If that sounds interesting or interesting to you, you can download the client app as well as the server from the developer's website:

  • Here you can find WeMessage

Note that you'll need to install Java on the Mac as well and enable some special accessibility features that will allow weMessage to run as expected.

The developer made a helpful walkthrough video that describes how iMessage works over WeMessage and weServer on Android. You can see this below:

And if you just want a little overview video showing the WeMessage app in action for sending and receiving iMessages on Android, the developer made one of these too:

WeMessage is a tricky solution that gives Android access to Imessage, but it apparently works fine - at least for now - though it wouldn't be too surprising if it shut down at some point.

As for an official Apple iMessage for Android app, that seems unlikely as Apple prefers to keep the iMessage platform limited to Apple devices, but who knows, maybe it will happen?

And if that all sounds too complex, then go for the trick iMessage over VNC and Screen Sharing, which works with Windows, Linux, and Android, but also requires a Mac. It's pretty easy to set up and provides generalized remote access to the entire Mac along with Imessage from any device that can authenticate on the Mac host.

I can't test this out myself right now without a modern Android device, but if you do, share your experience in the comments below.