Messaging isn't complicated. It's sending text, emojis and photos, perhaps to a group, ideally w/ e2e encryption. You have 5 incompatible messaging apps on your phone not from tech limitations, but because greed drives orgs to ignore compatibility and optimize for vendor lock-in.

@kylerankin Imagine having 5 different web browsers you had to switch between depending on which website you wanted to visit. If these same orgs had their way, you would (and that's largely what phone apps have become).

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@kylerankin there's probably an alternative universe where the first browser war ended like that.

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