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A First Look At Apple’s Big iMessage Update

Managing Editor, BuzzFeed San Francisco

Apple's iMessage instant messenger service hasn’t seen a significant update in years, though with an average of 28,000 messages delivered per second it is the company’s most-used software by far. This year, Apple will finally give it one — a massive upgrade that recasts iMessage as a platform for developers and in the process raises the table stakes in an increasingly crowded instant messenger service game. Facebook is pushing Messenger hard and at its I/O developers conference last month, Google effectively doubled messaging apps, adding two more to the two it already had...

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