It sounds silly to some, but “blue bubble” envy is real. There are a massive amount of users who get rid of their Android phones specifically because they can’t use iMessage. It’s not that there’s anything wrong with SMS — people just like the blue iMessage bubbles.
But what these users might not know is that you can send and receive iMessage texts from your Android. It takes some setup, and you’ll need access to a Mac computer, but it works well.
Here’s how to get iMessage on your Android, so people can text you without running into green bubbles.
How to use iMessage on Android
To do this, you’ll need an Android phone and a Mac computer.
Setting up the Mac
First, you’ll need an Apple ID account. All iMessages have to go through an Apple ID that’s connected to your phone number.
1. Create an Apple ID on the official website and link it to your phone number. If you’ve already got an Apple ID that’s not linked to your number, head to the Apple ID website and log in, then click Account Security and add your number.
2. Log into your Apple ID in your Mac’s System Preferences app by clicking Sign In in the top-right corner.
3. Once you’re logged in, head to the Apple ID menu and click Name, Phone, Email in the left sidebar.
4. Under the Reachable at heading, click the plus sign…Read more>>