In iMessage, not only can you send text messages to your friends and family, but you can do a lot of cool things. For your compatriots who use Android, you should skip these specific iMessage features as they are not used. t works on Google's mobile operating system.
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Remember. Some iMessage features still work with Android, although not as well as other iPhones. I'll cover both sides of the spectrum so you know what exactly works with Android and what does not.
iMessage features that do not work with Android
It's not surprising that a majority of iMessage features either appear friendly from funky-looking counterparts or just do not work with Android.
Apple Pay Cash is a feature that you can not use with your Android friends and family, which makes sense. Apple Pay Cash is only available on the iPhone anyway. It's better to use PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash, or another mobile payment platform.
Some iMessage apps may not work perfectly with Android. Their mileage may vary depending on the frequently used iMessage apps. However, I used the ETA iMessage app to send my ETA to an Android friend. While it was shown on my iPhone with a clean preview, the URL was only displayed as a URL end. Granted, it still works technically, but it's not that clean.
As for tapbacks – emoji responses to news – they work on Android, but they appear as text. So if you have the thumb message with the words "Thank you!" When you call, the message appears as a new text message that you've rated as "like" instead of appearing as a small thumb icon next to the original message.
The same applies to iMessage effects, such as sending text or photos with Invisible Ink. Under Android, the effect is not displayed. Instead, the text message or the photo will be displayed next to "(sent with invisible ink)". So, if you plan to send a nude image to an Android friend with Invisible Ink, you should know that it will not be censored at this point.
Handwritten messages are not sent at all. You would think that iMessages would send it as a simple image, but it always gives me the red error message "Not Delivered". It might be a mistake, but it seems that others have come across this problem too, and that's been happening for a while now.
And as far as audio messaging is concerned, this feature is not available at all when sending text messages with an Android friend. For the lazy people out there, you have to type in everything (although you can still use the dictation.)
What Do Works with Android?
It can be a little daunting to know that there are so many iMessage features that do not work with Android, especially when most of your friends and family use Android. However, there are still some iMessage features that work on both platforms, so you're unlucky.
For beginners, Animoji is a kind of work when you send them to Android friends. A still image of an animoji is sent as a normal picture and appears flawlessly. An animated animoji is also sent as a video, albeit in a pretty shitty quality.
URL previews also work pretty well when you send a link from iPhone to Android. Both devices produce a nice preview of the web page you are sending.
Of course photos and videos are also sent to other Android devices. Although videos look pretty awful on Android.
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Unfortunately, that's about all. It's not too surprising, but it certainly shows the benefits of using iMessage from iPhone to iPhone.