There are many cool things you can do in iMessage than just sending text messages to your friends and family, but for your compatriots using Android, you want to skip these specific iMessage features because they don't "t work on Google Mobile Operating System
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Keep in mind, some iMessage features still work with Android, though maybe not as well as they would with others iPhones I cover both sides of the spectrum so you know what exactly does and doesn't work with Android.
iMessage features that don't work with Android
It's surprising that a majority of iMessage features either pop up Apple Fun Cash is a feature that you will not be able to use with your Android friends and family, which makes perfect sense for you to be able to use it. You are better off using PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash or another mobile payment platform.
Some iMessage apps may not work perfectly with Android. Your mileage may vary depending on the iMessage apps you use frequently, but I used the ETA iMessage app to send an Android friend, my ETA, and while it turned out to have a clean preview on my iPhone, it only appeared as one URL at his end. Granted, it still works technically, but it's not that clean.
As for Tapbacks emoji responses to messages, they are sort of work on Android, but they appear as text. So when you go to the "thumbs up" text message that said "Thank you!" It will only appear as a brand new text message that you "liked" it, instead of appearing as a small thumb up icon next to the original
It's the same with iMessage Effects, like sending text or invisible ink photos. The effect is not shown on Android. Instead, it will clearly show your text message or photo with "(Sent invisible ink)" next to it. So if you are planning to send a naked car with Invisible Ink to an Android friend, know it won't be censored at all at the end.
Handwritten Messages are not sent in the first place. You would think that iMessages would send them as a regular picture, but it always gives me the correct error message "Not delivered" every time. It may be a bug, but it seems that others have come across this question too, and it has happened a while now.
And for audio messages, that feature is not even available for the first time when texting with an Android friend. So for the stupid people out there, you have to print everything (even if you can still use voice dictation).
So what features Do Work with Android?
Knowing that there are so many iMessage features that do not work with Android can be a little daunting, especially if most of your friends and family are using Android. However, there are still some iMessage features that work across both platforms, so you're not quite successful.
To begin with, Animoji kind of work when sending them to Android friends. A snapshot of an Animoji is sent as a regular picture and shows up well. An animated animoji is also sent as a video, albeit a sweet shit quality one, unfortunately.
URL previews still work pretty well when sending a link from iPhone to Android. Both devices will generate a nice preview of which web page you send.
And pictures and videos, of course, only send good to other Android devices. Although videos look pretty awful on Android.
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Unfortunately, it's pretty much it. There is nothing too surprising here, but it is certainly possible to show how much benefit it is to use iMessage from iPhone to iPhone.