The potential to turn messaging into a platform is driving much of the excitement in mobile, says a16z’s Benedict Evans. Facebook with its recently announced features in Messenger is clearly among the most enthusiastic players in tech preaching the messaging gospel. For good reason, Evans explains in this segment of the podcast. Messaging as a platform through which other apps flow (and where all the users get aggregated) puts Facebook right where it wants to be in the mobile phone — in control. What’s next in messaging, and what Apple, Google, and other players like WeChat will have to say about it.