Facebook wants Apple to loosen its grip on messaging. The head of Messenger tells me that iPhone owners should be able to pick outside apps as their default choice to replace Apple. Says it would allow FB to more fairly compete where iOS is dominant.
Stan Chudnovsky, head of Messenger at Facebook, says Facebook has asked Apple for years to give users an option to make Messenger the default iOS messaging app ( / The Information)
“In my mind it would be very strategic for Apple to keep control over iMessage. It’s not in their interest [to change] unless it becomes a significant antitrust issue.” via
FB clearly thinks now is a good time to push Apple. Here they are telling they want Apple to let users make FB messenger the default iOS messaging app.