Well, it’s 2016, and Apple’s tight grip on its official messaging application iMessage App and FaceTime hasn’t diminished at all. Although competitors struggle to keep up with user preferences with these two exclusive apps or better performance, depending on the device users have. Apple proceeds to firmly hold that iMessage App and FaceTime only runs on Apple devices.

That was the situation, and actual customer frustration continued long enough for options to emerge in the hands of trained coders and programmers, with legitimate third-party offerings that may seem to replace iMessage App. Sending regular SMS is no longer sufficient to stop you if an application is successful in this market. Therefore, the following two testimonials have proven effective with millions of existing users using the iMessage App.

The first to consider was introduced in 2015 and has obtained much popularity throughout the year. The app now has the design, features, and abilities to compete with any other messaging service obtainable today. Rather than a variant of iMessage App that runs on a Windows PC without much frustration, this is one of the best alternative prospects.

Given its origin, the same Facebook that still strives to dominate your browser, accessing all your contacts and discussions through Messenger is as easy as hitting the Facebook site. In short, it may not seem the alternative to iMessage App and all the services it provides that does not require you to unlock your phone or support third-party applications.

Our second suggestion is neither new nor particularly distant from the app, having been bought by the social media giant in 2014. The iMessage App is much easier to access while in comparison to the other similar messaging applications. The additional features and the regular updates keep the iMessage application by Apple in the reliability section of usage for the customers.