Mark Zuckerberg has stated that WhatsApp is a more secure platform than iMessage
Even though there are other competing texting platforms available on the market, Apple is still being criticized for continuing to prioritize iMessage as its primary messaging solution. After launching its effort to raise awareness of RCS messaging, Google approached Apple with the request that the company embraces its messaging technology. Now, WhatsApp, which is owned by Meta, is the most recent platform to compete with iMessage. WhatsApp even says that its messaging app is safer and more private than iMessage’s messaging app.
Meta has launched a public awareness campaign that discusses WhatsApp and the valid reasons why it should become the default messaging solution for iPhone users as well. In this post, Zuckerberg explains that WhatsApp allows vanishing messages, offers end-to-end encryption, and even encrypts backed-up chats. All of these features are available to users. He then goes on to point out that none of these characteristics are supported by iMessage, which makes it a less dependable and secure messaging platform than WhatsApp.
In this post, he stated that “WhatsApp is far more private and secure than iMessage, with end-to-end encryption that works across both iPhones and Androids, including group chats. With WhatsApp, you can also set all new chats to disappear with the tap of a button,” he stated.
The ad being run by Meta refers to the “green bubble” as representing Google, the “blue bubble” as representing Apple, and the “private bubble” as representing WhatsApp. Apple, for its part, has not wavered in its determination to convince iPhone customers to continue using iMessage. Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, was recently asked about introducing RCS communications to the iPhone. In response, Cook suggested that the person buy an iPhone and use iMessage instead of using RCS messages to chat with their friends who also use iPhones.
Apple has not wavered from its position, and it is highly doubtful that this fresh push from Meta will convince Apple to reconsider its mind. The majority of people believe that iPhone users already have WhatsApp and that having iMessage along with it is a bonus that puts them in a closed space with other iPhone users. Companies are bound to try from their side, and most people believe that iPhone user already have WhatsApp.