Nothing Chats app lets users send iMessage from Android smartphone

No chatting, a new app introduced by the British tech company today, will now blur the lines between iMessage and Android SMS with a blue text message bubble. Nothing has shared that it has added iMessage compatibility to No phone 2, that lets smartphone users send messages that will appear in iMessage-like blue bubbles. The app is powered by the messaging platform Sunbird. The Nothing Chats app is currently in its beta phase. It will initially only be available to users in selected countries.

In a announcement today Nothing announced its new app – Nothing Chats. So far, every text message sent from one Android smartphone to an iPhone appears in a green bubble while messages sent from iPhone or iPads to another iOS device will appear in a blue bubble. With Nothing Chats, messages sent from the Nothing Phone 2, the company’s latest smartphone, to an iOS device will now appear in a blue bubble, similar to iMessage.

Apart from the color of the bubble, Nothing has also built several other features into the iMessage service. These include group messages, live typing indicators, full-resolution media sharing, read receipts, and replies with reactions.

As per Nothing, the app will initially only be available to Phone 2 users in the US, Canada, UK and EU, starting November 17th. However, it may gradually be made available to other regions of the world. The company has also mentioned the future improvements and updates in the coming time.

To use the Nothing Chats app, users can download it from Google Play Store and sign in with an existing Apple ID username or sign up with a new account. The company has also assured that all messages will be end-to-end encrypted considering the safety and security of user data.

Will the Nothing Phone 2 serve as the successor to the Phone 1 or will the two coexist? We discuss the company’s recently launched handsets and more on the latest episode of Orbital, the Gadgets 360 podcast. Orbital is available at Spotify, Gaana, JioSaavn, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon music and wherever you get your podcasts.
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