Even though iOS and Android devices are more similar now than ever, there are a few features that iPhone users have that Android users don’t have that they don’t have (or vice versa).
iMessage, which is only for Apple devices, is the most common one. It shows Android users in a Text Bubble
You say there’s a Text Bubble
People who use iMessage to communicate with other people who use iPhones make their message bubbles blue.
There is a green color on the message bubbles of Android users when they join the chat.
It’s a simple way for iPhone users to find out that some iMessage features won’t work with that person because they have an Android phone.
The “Text Bubble” feature has taken on a life of its own, and not in a good way.
Some iPhone users around the world, but mostly in the United States, don’t like the green bubbles that show up in their iMessage feed. They say things like “green texts don’t get texts back.”
When you first see this, it might seem childish and harmless, but it’s actually a very real problem that has real consequences.
People who use Android are becoming more and more isolated from their iPhone-using friends because of this green bubble thing.
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This tool makes text characters that look like circles or bubbles, with dark or light backgrounds, so you can put them in them Text Bubble
These bubble characters can be used in Facebook or Twitter status updates, in emails, and anywhere else that you want to add them to.
You can use bubble text to show excitement, cause for celebration, or to show that something important is going on.
As far as I know, green bubble dismissal is a real thing.
The first time you hear about this might be if you don’t have an iPhone.
Apple iPhone users who don’t live in the United States may not have heard of this. Platform-agnostic messaging apps are more popular in the rest of the world (WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, WeChat, etc.).
As someone who reads Cosmopolitan, you might think: “OK, but this is just an amusing piece of writing. What’s the point?”
Samsung, on the other hand, seems to be interested in what people think.
The world’s most popular smartphone company actually made a page of animated GIFs that Android users can send to iPhone users who don’t like their Text Bubble messages.
This is what The Verge said in an article about Samsung GIFs. When green bubble arguments come up, “the best thing is to get an iPhone.”
I could find many more examples on Twitter, Instagram, and even YouTube. These are two very recent examples, but I could find many more.
Just know that this Text Bubble problem isn’t just sensitive Android users complaining about snooty iPhone users like some old “iOS vs. Android” thing from the past.
This is real hostility.
Why did this happen?
I agree that iMessage users need to be able to tell when someone in their chat doesn’t have an iPhone.
In terms of looks, the Text Bubble feature might not be the best option. But it’s easy to use, and it works well.
When iPhone users keep trying to use an iMessage feature and it doesn’t work the way they want it to, they might get angry.
As a subtle dig at Android, people think Apple made the bubble’s green color the worst it could be to make iPhone users not want to be friends with Android users.
New York Post writer Grayson Earle says that’s what he thinks.
“Green bubbles” are a term used in the article about people who don’t want to even message with them. One of them is Katie McDonough, and she won’t date a man who has an Android phone.
In the Post, she said, “If it’s not a blue message, I’m not going to keep flirting with you.”
“Why don’t you have an iPhone?”
Let’s be honest: Income and status are the main things that make people happy or sad.
He switched from a Pixel 2 to an iPhone so that he would not be an outsider and instead be popular with his friends. This is an example of what happens to most teens: they want to not be an outsider and be popular with their friends.
As long as we only look at it that way, it might be easy to dismiss it as a problem that has been around for a long time but is now being shown up in a new, technological way.
That makes the issue seem small.
So let’s imagine that instead of an iPhone, these groups are talking about something else, like a pair of stylish shoes.