There’s a reason Apple gives Android users a green bubble in iMessage

People have been left out of group chats, ghosted, and shamed about the fact that their texts show up as green bubbles in iMessage. For years now, Apple has turned all non-iPhone users’ text bubbles green while keeping iPhone users’ bubbles blue, and it’s created some drama. In the first episode of season 4 of Why’d You Push That Button?, my co-host Kaitlyn Tiffany and I discuss why iPhone users judge their green-bubbled friends.

We talk to two longtime friends whose group chat was strained because one of them had an Android phone — to the point where the Android user was even left out of the chat. Then we talk to a woman who had to leave iMessage altogether to keep in touch with her best friend after she switched to an Android phone.


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