Beeper for Android has received a complete makeover with the latest app update. Android users who download the new app will notice a redesigned interface, and Beeper now offers support for some native features available on Google’s mobile operating system. The app is also optimized for tablets, flip phones and devices with larger displays. Although there is a waiting list for users who sign up to use the service, users can take advantage of invitation codes to skip the line.

In a blog post announcing new version of the app, which is now in open beta, Beeper founder Eric Migikowski stated that the company completely rewrote the app from the ground up for faster performance. The new Android app is currently in beta testing, and the company also plans to introduce paid subscriptions “in the very near future,” according to Migikowski.

The app will cache chats on the user’s smartphone for faster loading and searchability across all messages. The older Beeper Cloud app is still available for download, while the Beeper Mini app, which briefly offered direct access to iMessage on Android before Apple shut it down permanently, was taken down in January.

The updated Beeper app for Android works better with foldable phones
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Users who have managed to pass the waiting list will need to download the new beta version of Beeper for Android via the Play Store. They will be able to choose from two new themes — Material You and OLED Black. The new Android app offers minimal and professional inbox options, which show a cleaner or more detailed view of a chat, respectively.

In addition to these visual upgrades, the new version of Beeper for Android also adds support for native features like chat bubbles. Users can also view their chats from a new widget on the home screen. Meanwhile, the blog post also states that the app has been optimized for use on larger screens – foldables and tablets.

The updated Beeper app for Android currently supports WhatsApp, SMS (with RCS), Messenger, Telegram, Signal and other chat platforms. The blog post states that future updates to the app will bring support for deleting chats and an end-to-end encrypted (E2EE) device bridge for WhatsApp and Google Messages. iMessage support is still missing, but a bridge is expected to arrive on the device in the future.

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