Install latest/beta of BlueBubbles

Ubuntu 16.04 or later?

Make sure snap support is enabled in your Desktop store.

Install using the command line

sudo snap install bluebubbles --beta

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BlueBubbles is only available on the unstable beta channel. It could break and change often.

Channel Version Published

BlueBubbles is an open-source, community-driven ecosystem of apps used to get iMessage on Android, Windows, and Linux.

Please note that BlueBubbles requires a Mac and an Apple ID to function! A macOS VM on Windows or Linux can suffice as well.

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 customizations and options to personalize your experience

Private API Features:

  • Send reactions
  • See typing indicators
  • Send read receipts
  • Send subjects
  • Send message effects

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:

Project source code:

Community Discord:

Contribution Guide:

Details for BlueBubbles

  • Apache-2.0

Last updated
  • 18 February 2023


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