iMessage, the instant messaging service by Apple, provides an even better texting experience as it is free for those who are texting over Wi-Fi using an iOS device or Mac.
It enables you to send and receive messages with anyone on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch or a Mac running Mountain Lion or later versions. You can send photos, videos, locations and contacts. Additionally, you can send photos and videos via MMS to other mobile devices using cellular networks. It enables you to send messages to many friends at once, along with photos, videos and links.
This secure messaging service is limited for iOS and Mac device. But there are workarounds through which you can get this working on your Windows machine. For this, you need a jailbroken iOS device. The majic trick in this process is done with the help of a jailbreak Cydia tweak called Remote Messages, which costs $3.99.
Check out the following tutorial to know how to set up and use iMessage on a windows PC with an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
How to set up and use iMessage on Windows PC with Remote Messages
Step-1: Open Cydia and search for Remote Messages. You will get versions for iOS 7 and iOS 8. Pick whichever is applicable for your software version. Install it
Step-2: Once the installation is completed, navigate to Settings>> Remote Messages and create a username and password under Use Authentication, which should be set to ON
Step-3: Assuming that your iOS device and Windows machine is connected to the same Wi-Fi network, open your browser and enter IP address under Enable toggle. Once you enter the IP, enter a colon followed by the server port
For instance if your IP address is 192.168.1.21 and server port is 333, you should type the following into your browser
Step-4: The set up is now completed. You can put your device into sleep mode and respond to messages from your browser
This process is re-routing rather than using a genuine iMessage like on Mac.