Google in the present day introduced that the newest technology of person-to-person cellular messaging is now obtainable for US Android customers. We’re, in fact, speaking about “RCS,” or Wealthy Communication Providers, which is commonly thought-about the successor to conventional SMS messaging.
RCS messaging helps learn receipts, seamless messaging over Wi-Fi, in addition to the flexibility to ship and obtain high-res pictures, movies, and stickers. If that is not sufficient, Android’s RCS implementation additionally brings some further group communication options, like the flexibility so as to add and take away folks from conversations or title chats for simpler navigation.
These new chat options are coming as a free improve to Google’s “Messages” app, which normally comes pre-installed on most Android gadgets. If that wasn’t the case for you, nonetheless, it may be downloaded on the Google Play Retailer without charge.
The improve is starting to roll out throughout the US in the present day, and Google expects it to be “broadly obtainable” by the top of 2019. If it does arrive for you, it’s going to be exhausting to overlook — Google says present customers will probably be “prompted to allow chat options.”
With that stated, even when your system has obtained the replace, you should still be blocked from making the most of it. Once I tried to allow the brand new chat options for the needs of this text, Messages knowledgeable me that my provider (T-Cellular) “doesn’t at the moment help” them. Whether or not or not that can change sooner or later stays to be seen.