Viewer David sent in the following question: What is the difference between a text message and an iMessage?  Why are some of my text messages in blue and others green?

This is a confusing topic for a lot of iPhone users. Apple offers iMessage, which is free messaging between iPhone users. These messages show up in blue and the words iMessage show up in the texting fidle. These messages do not count against your texting plan.

If you are texting from an iPhone to an Android, Windows or other phone these messages show up in green and the words Text Message show in the text field. These messages count against your texting plan.

Many cell phone plans now offer unlimited texting but if yours does not you can avoid running over your limit through free messaging apps such as What’s App or Facebook Messenger.

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