If you follow us regularly, you may remember when we talked a while ago about discrimination by Apple users against Android users through what has been called “green bubble hate”. We talk about it in depth in our article on the Tim Cook’s answer on iMessage support for Google’s RCS protocolwhich is used in SMS services.
It is true that in Europe we do not have that problem. Here and in other regions, more messaging applications such as Telegram and WhatsApp are used, the latter property of the almighty Meta commanded by Mark Zuckerberg. It was precisely Zuckerberg himself who has thrown a taunt to iMessage as reported in GSMArena.
“Private bubble”, this is how Meta sells WhatsApp encryption
In an Instagram post, the owner of Meta (which, we remember, includes Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp) assured that WhatsApp is “much more private and secure than iMessage”. True, it has end-to-end encryption that works agnostic to iOS and Android, and it also works on group chats, chat backups, and temporary messages. According to the businessman, iMessage does not have any of this (And neither does Google Messages, since they also take advantage of the SMS protocol infrastructure.)
The image that we can see in Zuckerberg’s post is the photo of an advertisement in Penn Station, which is part of an advertising campaign that began in January 2022 in the US and has now expanded. The idea behind it is educate the American public about the importance of encrypted communications (and increase WhatsApp users in the country, as we are).
It is true that, while WhatsApp is one of the most used apps globally, in the United States Apple continues to corner the market with iMessage. Those from Cupertino receive a tremendous amount of economic benefits derived from their messaging app, and it does not seem that they are going to do anything to give up the throne of him in the near future.
On the other hand, we must bear in mind that, according to Will Cathcart, director of WhatsApp in Meta, 5.5 billion SMS messages are sent in the US.. According to the manager, the public should be “made aware of the importance of encryption between ends” because “sending SMS messages is not secure.”
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According to Mark Zuckerberg, WhatsApp is more secure than iMessage or Google messages