Microsoft Says It's Willing to Work With Apple to Bring iMessage to Windows

Microsoft Says It's Willing to Work With Apple to Bring iMessage to Windows

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Microsoft is working on a new 'Your Phone' app that aims to bring messages, notifications, and photos from your mobile device to a Windows 10 PC, reports The Verge.

The app isn't ready to try yet but it will eventually be the central way to connect your mobile phone to a PC. Unfortunately, not all of its features will work on both iOS and Android.

“We will actually have photos on iOS and notifications as well,” says Shilpa Ranganathan, a general manager at Microsoft. “Apple does make it a tad harder for messages, but we’re very willing to work with Apple.”

While there are workarounds that could be used to support messages, Microsoft wants to bring iMessage to Windows in a proper manner.

“I want to do this in a supported way with a respect for the ecosystem we’re building on and at the same time make it a delightful experience,” says Ranganathan. “Messages is one where we’re not currently where we need to be compared to Android, but we need to work with Apple.”

Microsoft has yet to approach Apple to see if it's willing to work with them but it's unlikely that Apple will be interested.

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Microsoft Says It's Willing to Work With Apple to Bring iMessage to Windows

ichild - May 13, 2018 at 5:57am
Good move.
D4xM4Nx - May 12, 2018 at 2:23pm
Just what? The sole idea gave me the creeps.
joemichaelv - May 11, 2018 at 9:39pm
LOL! Good luck
Neolm09 - May 11, 2018 at 5:07pm
No thanks
Senzo Mbewa - May 11, 2018 at 3:56pm
It started with shipping Linux for their IoT board devices...now this...
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