iMessage is Apple’s answer to popular applications like Blackberry Messenger (BBM) and WhatsApp and allows iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users to send unlimited messages to each other. But what if you want to use it on your computer?
Apple released “Messages” for use on OSX Mountain Lion and later operating systems. but that’s for Mac. What about those of us who use PCs and other browsers like Chrome, IE, Firefox, etc. This article will show you the best ways to access and use iMessage online from any browser on any computer!
Best Option: Remote Messages
One way to use iMessage online is through downloading the browser app called Remote Messages. It allows you to access your iMessage contacts and communicate with them through any browser on any computer. It was built to solve the problem of how to use iMessage online, so the developers went to lengths to try and re-create many of the iMessage capabilities.
It allows you to send SMS messages and iMessages and instantly syncs with your mobile device. You can also send file attachments (if you want to send a PDF or document from your desktop to a mobile device, for example) and photos from your Camera Roll without going through a back channel like iPhoto or Imgur. You can change the theme, use those emojis you love, and enable notifications. It’s really impressive, looks great and is rock-solid safe.
In order to use iMessage online through Remote Messages, you’ll need to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad which may get you in big trouble with Apple – they’ll void your warranty. Remote Messages is a jailbreak tweak. Make sure you download Remote Messages on your mobile device before trying to use it on your computer.
That way, you can be sure it’ll sync up all your contacts and information. Finally, don’t go too far away from your mobile device, because the IP address and wifi connection is necessary for the sync to work properly. Otherwise, this is the best option you have for using iMessage online on your PC.
Hopefully this keep you from having to go and download a completely separate app for instant messaging your friends and family. That can be a hassle just making sure everyone is linked up correctly.
Remote Messages doesn’t need to be downloaded by both you and your contacts because it syncs up your existing contacts for use on your Mac or PC. If you’re scared or forbidden from jailbreaking your iPhone, then this may not be for you.
In such case, you may want to try a separate app that allows for use on both mobile screens and PCs. Otherwise, try Remote Messages and get back to us with your own thoughts.
Hope this helps! Leave a comment below if you have any questions or suggestions about how to use this version of iMessage online.