iMessage to Android/Macbook

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Darsh, May 8, 2015.

  1. Darsh macrumors member

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    My wife and I both have Androids, and I have a Macbook which I use iMessages on occasionally. Right now my wife and I chat via Hangouts so that we don't use text messages.

    If my wife gets an iPhone, and I stay with the Android, how will texts/iMessage work between Android and Messages on the Mac? I mean, I know it'll be SMS when I'm on my phone, but if I sign into Messages, will they change to iMessages so we don't pay for the texts? And will the changeover be transparent to my wife? (It's no big deal if I have to do something to make the change each time, but any barrier for her and its going to be a dealbreaker.)
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    The droid won't work with iMessage obviously.
    The phone number associated with iMessages SIM card would need to be in an iPhone.
    The iMessage will work between the Mac and iPhone only.
    You could use any other 3rd party messenger service Like what's app or hangouts, Facebook messenger etc.
     
  3. Darsh thread starter macrumors member

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    I think I wasn't clear.

    I'm on an Android phone, texting with my wife on an iPhone. I open my laptop and sign into iMessage on Messages, and send her a message there. From her end, will anything change? Will it be one unified conversation? Will messages be text messages still or iMessages?
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    When you message her from the mac it will be imessages.
    Went you text her from the android it will be regular texts.
    They will be split on different conversations on her end.
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Might be best to continuing using Hangouts on the phones and even on the computer.
     

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