Messengers are a category of its own in it's Design UI/UX space.
On one hand there is no need to reinvent the wheel, since interaction patterns with modern chat apps are build up like this based on research and user perferences.
On the other hand, where is the fun then?? Furthermore chatting with you Friends, Family and loved ones should be based on emotions & feelings, not necessarily emojis..
So Bubbly Messenger is my take on a halfway thought through "multi" messenger.
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