Why does Messages use 2GB of RAM?

HappyDude20

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Jul 13, 2008
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I have a 2013 MBP Retina and within activity monitor it says that 2GB of my 8GB total is going to the Messages app.

It also states that Gmail.com within Safari is taking up 1.5GB of RAM.

What gives? Why so much? How to bring it down?