Samsung knows that some people do not buy their phones because it means that they commit to becoming green bubbles in the texts of their iPhone friends. Samsung is feeling these people, so it has launched a full Giphy page full of GIFs to send to trusted iPhone users.
For green bubbles, strangers, many iOS users are reluctant to send text messages to Android users because Apple treats SMS, MMS, and RCS messages differently from iMessages. All kinds of iMessage features are triggered when someone writes an Android user – indicated by a green bubble – so many times iOS users will leave Android users outside of group chats or stop talking to them completely. This is a pity.
Along with GIFs, Samsung also seems to be reaching into Instagram memos asking them to share GIFs with the hashtag #GreenDontCare. At least four partners have tried to make memes with GIFs on Instagram. They all fail. The two that I have included below both suggest that people with green balloons have money? So are they worth texting?
The whole situation saddens me, but let's take a look at GIFs because many of them are confusing. Overall, does the message appear that green bubbles can conquer blue bubbles? And that green bubbles are better?
There's also a slight amount of violence in these GIFs that I don't like. People with blue balloons don't want to hurt the green balloons; they just don't want to deal with a compromised messaging product. I guess leaving them out of group chats is bad.
Probably should say, but sending messages to the iPhone with one of these GIFs is unlikely to help the situation. The only fix is actually to get an iPhone, and Samsung doesn't want that to happen, so we ended up with these GIFs.