The lack of compatibility between Apple’s iMessage and RCS-supporting messaging apps such as WhatsApp, Telegram and Google Messages has led to the so-called “blue vs green chat bubble divide”. Non-Apple users are excluded from group chats with green text bubbles. Nothing now offers its users a solution with its new messaging app Nothing Chats.
Nothing Chats was developed in collaboration with Sunbird Messaging and offers iMessage compatibility. In addition to the coveted Green Bubble messaging feature, this also includes full support for group chat messaging, live typing indicators, full-resolution media sharing and voice memos. Read receipts, message reactions and replies are said to be “coming soon.”
Nothing Chats launches on November 17th exclusively for the Nothing Phone (2) in the Google Play Store. The new messaging platform uses Sunbird’s patented process in which an Apple ID is created and validated on an Apple iPhone. You can then log in to the Chats app with this ID. The app then uses Sunbird’s data centers in Europe and North America consisting of Apple Mac minis. These form the starting point for sending and receiving iMessage-compatible texts and media.
Nothing indicates that all messages are encrypted. Therefore, neither Sunbird nor Nothing can access messages or shared files. Nothing Chats is available at launch exclusively for Nothing Phone (2) users in the US, Canada, UK and EU.