Tera Thomas O’Brien on the obvious, but why Apple does it.
What’s really important about Apple setting up Messages as a platform is multifold. First, it’s the most used app on iPhones. Texting. Not camera. Not email. Not Photos. Texting. Second, messages between iPhone users work and look and play better than the ugly green balloons that come from Android smartphone users. Google has a problem that isn’t easily fixed.
Nailed it. But I used Signal these days. When everyone is out to get you, a little paranoia is a good attitude to have.