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Perhaps unsurprisingly, Inside Apple readers had strong reactions to yesterday’s question about “green bubble people in Messages. “The green bubble drives me insane,” Auxbox wrote. “It’s so insecure!”
Paul L. didn’t think Android users’ privacy choices are any of our business: “I can’t think of any sensible reason why someone should get upset about the color of their message bubbles,” he wrote.
Others pointed to specific features they’re sometimes unable to use because friends or relatives aren’t on iOS. “[W]hen I want to share photos with my Apple kin and my step-nephew, I can’t use Apple’s sharing system, so have to use the least common denominator, which is usually Google photos or (shudder) FB,” Arthur J. wrote.
It’s too bad competition between iOS and Android drags the experience of both platforms down, rather than driving each to be better! Here’s hoping cross-platform communication gets better over time.