HMark Zuckerberg’s social network is said to have asked Apple to offer Messenger as the default messaging app on iOS. A question that may have been inspired by the latest version of the company’s software with the apple, where users can set up their web browser.
At Apple, the default messaging app until now has been the Messages app, but that could change soon. Messenger, which belongs to Facebook, is said to have asked giant Apple to ensure that its free messaging app can be chosen by users as the default messaging app. Stan Chudnovsky, Messenger Manager at Facebook, explains: “We think people should be able to choose different messaging apps, especially the default apps on their phones.”
Good timing from Facebook. First of all, because the merger of the messaging apps Messenger, Whatsapp and Instagram seems like just a matter of time. And then because Apple is in a difficult position after the rumors and allegations of anti-competitive practices. After all, an investigation is being conducted by the European Union into the giant, in particular about the 30% commission it deducts from every purchase via an app available in the App Store, and about the ban on installing an alternative payment system. Also note that Android already gives its users the option to choose their default messaging app.
The chance that Apple will respond positively to Facebook’s question is minimal, because the Messages app is a strong selling point for the iPhones. But the opportunity is not non-existent, given the poor position in which the brand with the apple currently finds itself.
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