1. mcarioti's Avatar

    When will there be an iMessage equivalent added to Windows that will be easily adopted by users? I was hoping Skype would provide a solution, but no dice. This would be the only thing holding me back from totally recommitting to Windows 10. iMessage on my laptop is too convenient for work purposes. Thanks.
    03-21-2017 06:56 AM
  2. cnashx's Avatar
    It is and will be skype.
    It's on every platform and syncs.
    03-21-2017 07:14 AM
  3. TechFreak1's Avatar
    The imessage equivalent was the now defunct Rooms feature as it was baked with no sign up, it used to use the old live messenger back end.

    However that has been replaced by GroupMe integration for this has been baked in however you do need to sign seperately.

    From personal experience as most people use whatsapp, viber, line, imo and have been reluctant to use Groupme as that means another app they have to install on their phones to do what the other aforesaid apps do as well as signing up.

    Skype in peoples minds is synomyous with video calling so they don't mind installing that; I'm aware that I'm over simplifying alot of things here but that is the gist of it.

    Microsoft previously worked with the messaging everywhere feature and it worked pretty well as it would sync with your PC. However they removed it to work on something else... and I am not sure what their current plans are... other than Windows on ARM. Mobile centric features are alittle slow to come by these days.

    I for really miss Rooms and having utilised it in a work environment... I can honestly say Microsoft really under pushed this golden feature.
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    03-21-2017 07:16 AM
  4. Lych's Avatar
    There is Skype and basically any other messaging app that you prefer for desktop or mobile and some can even handle your texts. Pick one that works for you.
    Most will never be as iMessage though, unless MS suddenly gets a ton of phone sales.
    They did have that with messaging back on WP7.5 with the MSN backend. Those were the good days :D But then Skype happened and we were left in the dust for a long while. Things are getting better, but still way behind where the whole thing was years ago, which is rather sad.
    04-04-2017 06:18 PM

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