What the future may hold in store.
Do you have an ETA on the import chat history & RCS/SMS integration?
That is the one thing holding me back from defaulting to Beeper and subscribing past the trial. Beeper Mini imported a VERY small fraction of my conversations. I needed to start a new chat in Beeper Mini for most conversations, even with iPhone users such as my wife. Her phone has me coming through the same message thread in her iMessages, while I see a new conversation in Beeper and all of our old chats (going back 8 years) are in Google Messages (SMS/RCS).
While this is amazing progress and everything on this roadmap addresses most of the key concerns I have, there is still a MAJOR component holding me back from making this my default messaging app, which is none other than RCS support. Since Apple is adopting RCS, RCS needs to absolutely have just as much (if not more) focus than SMS/MMS, as it will become the new minimum standards for texting between people. In order for you to build the "ultimate messaging app", iMessage, RCS, and SMS/MMS needs to be under one single umbrella and all display into one single conversation per contact with priority in that order. Support for WhatsApp, Discord, Signal, Instagram, Facebook Messenger, Twitter, and everything else can come later since we still have that functionality in Beeper Cloud. Successfully integrating and combining iMessage, RCS, & SMS/MMS seamlessly into one application is the winning ticket for winning over the North American market, since they are the biggest focus on this whole issue. Add RCS to this list as a priority, and I believe you'll win me over along with the rest of North America.
Another great thing would be the ability to name group chats.
The biggest feature I'm now looking for is solid RCS support in Beeper Mini. With that, I'd make Beeper Mini my default messaging app on Android and would solidify things in a very positive way. WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal, etc, are more afterthoughts to me personally. Second to that, I'd like a web version of Beeper Mini so I don't have to use my phone. Something like Google Messages has with messages.google.com
I wonder if the Beeper team will consider providing support for "Find My" queries. I believe there's already active open source development on this: https://github.com/biemster/FindMy
Does Beeper not share up in anyone else's share sheet? When I'm trying to share a link in Android through Beeper, I have to copy and paste the text of the link. Not the end of the world, but if this is a feature that needs built, just hoping it happens soon or if it's just my issue, at least I'll know lol.
I've been using beeper the last day or so and it's astonished my friends that have iPhones. If it can facetime as well this will be a massive game changer for me personally.
okay what about self hosting instances of beeper? will that still be seeing support when beeper cloud is deprecated?
This is great news. I was part of that other texting company (☀️ 🐦) that recently screwed up before switching over to Beeper earlier this year. I've enjoyed using Beeper to text with everyone in my family that refuses to switch over to the smart side (Android). I plan on using Beeper Mini. I am curious how this new service will effect Apple finally getting RCS texting next year?
How does this affect the previous announcements of Beeper going free and Beeper Plus? Once Beeper Mini turns into just Beeper will it still continue to have the subscription fee? If so, is that covered by the 'free lifetime Beeper Plus' promised in that announcement?
I have a Mac and can create a registration code through Terminal. But on Windows, Beeper Cloud no longer has iMessage. Was this removed?
Is there going to be iOS and desktop support for beeper mini? How can I subscribe to beeper mini if I don’t currently have an android device?
Hello! I would like to pay for the service I'm getting (currently on Beeper cloud) and support Beeper, but I have no interest in the iMessage integration at the moment. Is there a different way I can pay to make sure I'm supporting development?
Hi team, firstly, awesome job!
Is it possible to not just have FaceTime audio and video on the road map, but other apps too?
Being an android user, I have no issue with not having FaceTime, but do have issue not having Messenger/WhatsApp.. Need to keep the native apps purely for this purpose
It would be great to know what these unencrypted networks might be.
I am happy to see Whatsapp,SMS&Signal become merged in one app.
I hope for Matrix(including Element Call), Mastodon, Discord & Telegram as well as Twitter (now that NY senate might force the API open.
MS Teams would be nice as well for work.
Have you thought about adding E-mail? Even the great alternatives to the spying Outlook app or Gmail do not fully support the various extra protocols that MS and Google employ like OWA, MS-Graph or EAW for those pesky companies that disable SMTP&IMAP on their Exchange Servers.
Get inspired by FairEmail & Delta Chat, Thunderbird & its addons to bring easy & encrypted Mail and Chat to mobile users.
One of the main reasons for using Beeper, for me, was the fact one app could handle multiple services. It is reminiscent of Trillian in the early 2000s IM days which provided a neat UI for MSN, Yahoo, AIM and so on. I'd happily start supporting Beeper with a subscription, but regrettably not at the cost of having to use Signal and an SMS app again. Being allowed into your BETA coincided with Signal ditching SMS support from the signal app, so being able to gain iMessage in the migration was a massive bonus. Until Mini matches that for me, I won't be switching. I imagine for a lot of users Facebook & WhatsApp would be the key ones. Congratulations though, it sounds like a much neater solution - it always was a bit odd seeing "Bepper" as a device authenticated on iCloud!