Is it possible to text from an iPod?

Episode 1233 (1:47:14)

John from Rosemead, CA
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John's niece just got an iPod Touch and she wants to message her parents who have Android phones. What are her options? Leo says that Apple has really screwed this up by not making iMessages apps for other platforms like Android. It's a great idea to save money, but Apple has forced users to use the same platform, and it's not possible to text an Android phone with it. That means that they'll have to use a third party messaging app. Leo likes Telegram. But there are other options, including Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.