Not a fan of the square-shaped message bubbles, but that’s just aesthetics.
The bigger problem for me is that you waste functionality by making archive be a swipe to the left, or to the right. Can you make archive a swipe to the left, and a swipe to the right be an option to call that number? Or, in order to please all users, just add that possibility in ‘settings’ --e.g., we can go in and change it so it calls the number when we swipe right.
Been using Androids for years, and their app has always had that function. It’s nice because the people I text are the people I want to call most often, and instead of having to search them in contacts, I can just go into my messaging app and swipe right. It’s almost always how I call people. I literally downloaded Textra instead of Republic Anywhere just so I could use that function. Might make the transition a little easier on people coming from other providers. Seems like an easy enough fix to me.