iPhone and Android texting is facing a severe bug right now.
The problem appears to be related to the carrier the iPhone is attached to, in most cases AT&T.
However, it could also be an iOS issue.
There has been much discussion over the past few years about the problems inherent when messaging between iOS and Android. Apple’s iMessage rules the day for iPhone users, while the cross-platform RCS powers Android. Apple refuses to play along with RCS, so texting between the two platforms is a less-than-ideal experience for all.
However, today, things are more messed up than usual (h/t 9to5Mac). There are multiple Reddit threads filled with folks talking about how iPhone and Android texting isn’t working properly. It’s causing mayhem for people’s chats and could also result in some texts simply not going through.