Introducing Beeper Mini - get blue bubbles on Android 💙
Today, we’re excited to announce Beeper Mini. It’s our beautiful new Android app built specifically to send and receive blue bubble messages to friends with iPhones.
It’s available to download today, no waitlist. Get it now on Google Play!
Beeper Mini has four major new features:
Your Android phone number is now a blue bubble.
Beautiful new design, blazing fast speed.
Full end-to-end encryption.
It’s a standalone Android app - no server, laptop, Mac or iPhone required.
Your Number Is A Blue Bubble!
Now you can send and receive blue bubble texts from your phone number. As soon as you install Beeper Mini, your Android phone number will be blue instead of green when your iPhone friends text you. It’s easy to join iPhone-only group chats, since people can add your phone number instead of your email address. All chat features like typing status, read receipts, full resolution images/video, emoji reactions, voice messages, editing, un-sending, and more are supported.
Increased Security and Privacy
Unlike every other attempt to build an Android app like this (including our first generation Beeper app), Beeper Mini does not use a Mac relay server in a data center. Instead, the app connects directly to Apple servers to send and receive end-to-end encrypted messages. Encryption keys never leave your device. No Apple ID is required. Beeper does not have access to your Apple account. Learn more about how Beeper Mini works.
Beautiful New Design
While creating Beeper Mini, we focused on making it blazing fast with all the modern chat features you expect. We simplified the experience to be clean, modern and straightforward, and we brought our favorite features of blue bubbles to Android through Material Design. Our vision for Beeper Mini was to bridge the best of both worlds, allowing you to chat with iPhone friends confidently in a cohesive and interoperable way.
Beeper Mini is free to try for 7 days. After that, the app is $1.99 per month. Our business model is simple: we build a great app and earn money from those who find value in it. We feel that this business model aligns our success with your best interests. No ads. Complete data security and privacy. And we stay incentivized to continue improving Beeper Mini with new features and improvements.
Download the app today on the Google Play store and try it out for yourself!
What if I’m already using Beeper?
Beeper Mini works great alongside Beeper Cloud (previously known as Beeper)! You can use Beeper Mini to register your Android phone number, then continue to use Beeper as your primary chat app. Just remember to keep Beeper Mini installed, as it periodically re-registers your phone number. If you prefer to use Beeper Mini for chatting, you can disable double notifications inside Beeper Cloud → ⚙️ gear icon → Notifications.
What about all the other chat networks?
Over time, we will be adding support for 15 chat networks into Beeper Mini. Encrypted chat networks, like WhatsApp and Signal, will connect directly rather than going through a cloud server and be fully end-to-end encrypted in Beeper Mini, similar to iMessage. Read more about our product roadmap.
How does Beeper Mini work? How secure is it?
Beeper Mini is fully end-to-end encrypted. Your messages are end-to-end encrypted. Neither Beeper, Apple, nor anyone except the intended recipients can read your messages or view attachments. No Mac relay server is used. Beeper does not have access to your Apple account. All messages are processed locally within the Beeper Mini Android app. No cloud Mac server is in the loop, unlike all other competing apps.