One of the coolest features of the new iOS 14 is the ability to switch up the default application to whichever your soul pleases such as swapping out the default browser and the email application but the newest is that Facebook wants to take advantage of this so that people can have control over the messaging app they use as well.
With that it’s as though the company wants to further push its own messaging application, Facebook Messenger to becoming the default application on the iOS 14 platform.
According to the social network’s app VP Stan Chudnovsky who told the Information that preventing people from selecting his app as a default isn’t fair which in contrast, Android allows users to do just that.
“For any other developer in the [messaging] space, it isn’t really a level playing field” on Apple’s platform, Chudnovsky said. If Apple took an approach like Android’s, he said, it would “allow us to compete more fairly where iOS is dominant.”
And he is, of course, correct. Android lets users select defaults for all kinds of things, but with Messages handling encrypted iMessages, it’s unlikely Apple will want to allow people to move away from that. Likely citing it as a security feature as much as anything else.
Facebook on the other hand had continued to unit it’s messaging platform under one roof but this attempt might be good or bad for either business meanwhile users will have to decide on their own about it.