iMessage alternatives

What Are the 5 iMessage Alternatives for Mac Devices?

Dorothy Smith

There is no doubt that iMessage from Apple is one powerful mode of communication app. However, when you need to communicate with other users on, then you need alternatives.

In this article we will discuss 5 iMessage alternatives for Mac devices.

iMessage alternatives


BBM may sound funny to many readers however you will want to know that if you have actually tried BBM on iOS or Android recently, it is a very powerful messaging app. The app comes full of features that give it the best for cross-platform messaging. It provides you with location sharing, voice notes, photo- and video-sharing, voice calls (over a data connection), and Dropbox file sharing.

However, you will want to know that using BBM, you can use only one device at a time. Supposing, you want to use iPhone and then want to complete the call on your iPad, then you will have to log out of BBM from the iPhone and then log inside BBM on your iPad. You can download BBM from the App store.


The WhatsApp is a popular app which currently has more than 450 million users. The app offers users standard messaging features including location sharing, group threads, voice notes, and photo- and video-sharing. Calls can be placed within the app and they are not routed over the Internet.

Similar to BBM, WhatsApp does not have the ability for multi device conversations. You can download WhatsApp from the App store.

Face book Messenger

Face book owns Whatsapp, but wanted to bring out its own app. Presenting to you the Face book Messenger and many users have rated it better than WhatsApp. The app lets voice calls over data and syncs your conversation history on several multiple devices in real time. The service can be accessed through any web browser and native apps on platforms such as Android and iOS.

You can download Face book Messenger form the App store.

Google Hangouts

The Google Hangouts service provides you with voice calls (over data), messaging, video calls, stickers, GIFs, and location sharing. It also provides Hangouts through any web browsers by accessing your Gmail or Google+ account. The conversation text can be kept in sync using multiple devices.

You can download Hangouts from the App store.


Viber has a lot in common with WhatsApp. This is a desktop app which makes it useful. When you are using a mobile app and connecting the desktop app to your Viber account, your message history gets synced. Users can change mobile device and your computer. Calls can be placed to other Viber users.

You can download Viber from the App store.

You will want to know that these apps let you to talk to anyone on any platform they are using. Though Apple locks you into iMessage, which is not the case with these apps. They help you to roam freely between platforms which are free of issues that are usually caused by switching platforms.