Instant messaging over social messenger apps accounts for much our communication these days. They are great for talking with friends and family as well as being extremely useful in business. Among certain demographic groups it is pretty much the only way they communicate, apart from face to face conversation. There are a vast number of apps to choose from and the list gets longer every few weeks. Many of them are OS specific. So which one do you go for? Obviously we want the best app for the job but it also has to be the same as the person you want to communicate with. You cannot Whatsapp someone on iMessage, for example.


iMessage is far and away one of the better social messenger apps currently available. It is instant, reliable and secure. The only downside is it is exclusive to Apple devices running iOS. If you are part of the Apple club, no problem, but what about the millions who have not joined that exclusive group? Let’s just say, there is always a way.

 iMessage for PC

Apple have always been somewhat aloof and exclusive, it is part of their charm for diehard Apple users. Sure there are strategic and security reasons for a lot of it but for many of us, it is downright frustrating.

But, as I said above, where there is a will, there is a way.

Making use of remote messages it is now possible to use iMessage on your PC running Windows or even Linux. It is important to remember that iMessage is more than just an app, it is an Apple service as well. In order to run it, you need to have an active Apple account in place.

Installation process

Let’s look at a step by step guide to install iMessage on PC.

Step 1:

Search for ‘Remote messages’ In Cydia and select the appropriate version according to you OS. Cydia is a third-party tweak from BigBoss. You will have to pay the fee which is currently $4, and then you can proceed with the installation.

Step 2:

Now go to ‘Remote messages’ under Settings and create a username and password. Ensure the ‘Use Authentication’ is set to ON.

Step 3:

Ensure that both your PC and Apple device are online, connected to the same internet/Wi-Fi source.