While Apple not be planning on merging its macOS and iOS platforms, the company has introduced some synergistic features where users can send and receive messages on either device, continue surfing websites, and so on. The only drawback is that it is limited between iOS and macOS devices.

However this is a feature that Microsoft would like to see available on Windows as well. Speaking to The Verge in an interview, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore and Shilpa Ranganathan said that they would be willing to work with Apple to bring iMessage onto Windows. This was during the interview where they talked about Microsoft’s plans to mirror phones to PC.

According to Ranganathan, “Apple does make it a tad harder for messages, but we’re very willing to work with Apple. I want to do this in a supported way with a respect for the ecosystem we’re building on and at the same time make it a delightful experience. Messages is one where we’re not currently where we need to be compared to Android, but we need to work with Apple.”

However given how notoriously closed off Apple is to opening their ecosystem up to third-parties, it doesn’t seem likely that will happen, but it does seem like a feature we’re sure users might appreciate. After all there are plenty of iPhone users who do not necessarily own a Mac, or might use Windows PCs at work or school.

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