Difference in background color when sending a message green vs blue

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    Sending a message from one Apple device to another Apple device is known as an iMessage. An outgoing iMessage will appear in blue. In contrast, when sending a message from an Apple device to a non-Apple device (a standard SMS or EMS text message), the outgoing message will appear in green. (incoming messages are not color coded.)

    Why is this important? iMessages are free whereas standard SMS or EMS text messages can cost money when the person sending the text does not have a plan with unlimited texting.

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