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About this app

A macOS device (virtual or physical) is required! Visit our documentation (below) to learn how to setup your own virtual macOS environment

BlueBubbles is an open-source and cross-platform ecosystem of apps aimed to bring iMessage to Android, Windows, Linux, and Web! With BlueBubbles, you'll be able to send messages, media, and much more to your friends and family.

Key Features:

- Send & receive texts, media, and location
- View tapbacks/reactions, and stickers
- Create new chats (macOS 11+ has limited support while macOS 10 has full support)
- View read/delivered timestamps
- Mute or archive conversations
- Robust theming engine
- Choose between an iOS or Android-style interface
- Lots of customization and configuration options
- Scheduled Messages

Private API Features:

- Send reactions
- See typing indicators
- Send read receipts
- Send subjects
- Send message effects
- Edit Messages
- Unsend Messages

**Private API Features are not enabled by default and require extra configurations. Details can be found in the settings page of the app.**

If you need help setting up the app, have any issues or feature requests, or just want to come hang out, feel free to join our Discord, linked below! We hope you enjoy using the app!


- Our website:
- Install Guide:
- Documentation:
- Project source code:
- Community Discord:
- Support Us (PayPal):
- Sponsor Us (GitHub):
Updated on
Apr 18, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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No data collected
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Ratings and reviews

527 reviews
Todd Ewart
May 28, 2023
Blue bubbles delivers an excellent experience for users who are able and willing to devote sometime to understanding and using it. I suspect most of the low reviews here are for users who don't have a enough experience or time invested. The team is in constant contact with its users base and continues to make improvements, and any fixes that need to be applied are done quickly.
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Garrett Johns
May 29, 2023
What you're able to achieve is pretty magical! Once you go through the steps of setting things up (which can be a little bit of a process), it's really an awesome experience. Albeit the occasional hiccup and troubleshooting, it's worth it because what this app enables you to do is phenomenal.
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Michael Browning
March 3, 2022
Great overall experience. You do have to jump through some hoops to get it working, but its a one time process. I have an old mac mini just plugged in and I've had no issues outside of the occassional disconnect. The app allows you to restart the server and you're good to go. Air message is much easier to set up (like insanely easy compared to this) but this app has a much better interface and way more features and customization. Now I can stay in my group chats with my iPhone friends.
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March 3, 2022
We are glad you like the app! We do plan to work on updates to the server to make setup a bit easier, however, since it's done for you, you don't need to worry about it again. We also have an upcoming server update that is a complete redesign with much better UX. Hopefully it helps with the ease of setup

What's new

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