Microsoft is now rolling out iMessage support on Windows with several limitations

Microsoft today announce It has started rolling out iPhone support for the Phone Link app on Windows 11. In a blog post, the company said that this functionality will be available to all Windows 11 users around the world by mid-May.


with the Phone Link app for Windows 11 and the Link to the Windows app for iOSiPhone users can make and receive phone calls, send and receive text messages, and view notifications right on their computer. Notably, this means that Windows 11 supports some kind of iMessage, though it has several limitations, including no support for group chats, photos, videos, and conversation history beyond the current chat session.

All messages appear as gray bubbles in the Phone Link app, meaning iMessages can’t be distinguished from SMS on a PC. In addition, messages are delivered to a computer only while the iPhone is connected via Bluetooth. Microsoft says the iPhone must be running iOS 14 or later, and this feature is not available for iPad or Mac.

Microsoft has been testing iPhone support for the Phone Link app in beta since February.

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