New features for iPhone users on Windows 11 through Phone Link app - Send and Rreceive iMessage texts on Windows 11.
Microsoft has recently made an announcement on their blog that they are now starting to introduce new features for iPhone users with the Phone Link app on Windows 11. One feature that many users have been eagerly anticipating is the ability to send and receive iMessage texts directly on their Windows devices.
iMessage is an Apple messaging service and is designed to work exclusively on Apple devices. While there have been third-party applications and workarounds that allow users to access iMessage on their Windows devices, these are not officially supported by Apple and may not work reliably.
Specifically, with the new Phone Link application, iPhone users can now make and receive calls, send and receive messages, and view other notifications directly from their iPhones on their Windows 11 computers. Additionally, Windows 11 will now support iMessage indirectly, although there are some limitations.
Here are the limitations of iMessage support on Windows 11:
- You can only view and respond to iMessage conversations that have already been started on your iPhone. You cannot start new iMessage conversations from your Windows 11 computer.
- You cannot use iMessage features such as typing indicators, read receipts, and message effects on your Windows 11 computer.
- You must have an active iMessage subscription on your iPhone in order to use iMessage on your Windows 11 computer.
Overall, the new Phone Link application and iMessage support on Windows 11 are a welcome addition for iPhone users who want to be able to use their phones more seamlessly with their computers. However, it is important to be aware of the limitations of iMessage support on Windows 11 before you start using it.