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I like how iMessages on Apple works because it has additional features if the user is using iMessages but it sends it over text messages instead as a backup inside the same application. It simple displays the user as blue if you are using iMessages or green otherwise.

Is there an equivalent of this for Android?

Besides gracefully degrading these are features I like in iMessages that I would like in the messaging app for Android.

Apps I have tried(and at least at this point haven't figured out how to work like this is): WhatsApp, FB Messenger, WeChat, G Hangouts, Telegram, & G Voice

Hangouts & G Voice is quite close but you have to have 2 numbers to get this to work and you are calling through Google's servers(I think) which in my experience makes it very intermittent with calls.

  • I'd suggest Telegram. All your 4 Key points works well in TG.It has more security than other apps which you already tried. It has a dedicated standalone application for PC. displays when the other user has read the message > double tick under sent message denotes user has read it. displays when the user is typing > it shows on the top side of the chat window( below user name). TG voice calls are E2E encrypted. – w͏̢in̡͢g͘̕ed̨p̢͟a͞n͏͏t̡͜͝he̸r̴ Aug 28 '17 at 6:00
  • @w͏̢in̡͢g͘̕ed̨p̢͟a͞n͏͏t̡͜͝he̸r̴ The CEO of Telegram has a track record of bad security decisions: thehackernews.com/2016/06/vk-com-data-breach.html – William Aug 28 '17 at 18:37

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