The Morning After

The Morning After: Google Uses Drake’s ‘Texts Go Green’ To Explain RCS To Apple

Google has been trying to get Apple to adopt the GSMA’s RCS messaging protocol, from not-so-subtle jabs at I/O 2022 to lengthy Twitter threads from the head of Android. The latest tool from the makers of Android? Drake lyrics.

The official Android Twitter account shared an “unofficial lyric explainer video” for “Texts Go Green,” the third track from Drake’s latest album. Both the title and chorus refer to what happens when an iPhone user blocks someone from contacting them via iMessage, causing messages to default to SMS and losing features like read receipts.

Quickly destroying any cultural cachet by referencing lyrics to a recent Drake song, the Twitter account calls it “a real stunner.” And I close my Twitter app.

— Matt Smith

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