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Android Messaging Has Ascended To The Master Race: RCS Is Now Fully Available In The US


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Android Messaging Has Ascended To The Master Race: RCS Is Now Fully Available In The US
 

 

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Earlier this week, we spotted how Rich Communication Services became enabled stateside following a Carrier Services update. Google today announced that RCS is now fully available in Messages for Android stateside.

Google’s head of communication products Sanaz Ahari announced this morning that “RCS is now available to all users in US as of Monday.” She advised users to “update both Messages and Carrier Services.”

Just under a month ago, the company revealed how it’s bringing RCS Chat to all Android users stateside. Like in the UK, France, and Mexico, Google is “upgrading messaging” directly rather than waiting on carriers. This comes ahead of AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon in the US are readying their own Cross-Carrier Messaging Initiative (CCMI). Scheduled for 2020, it will require a new app instead of the default Android client.


The SMS/MMS replacement makes possible real-time typing indicators at the bottom of conversations and read receipts though both can be disabled. There’s also higher-resolution photos and videos thanks to a cloud backend, larger group conversations, and business messaging with airlines and stores. This works over Wi-Fi or data connections, with SMS/MMS otherwise used as a fallback.

During the announcement last month, Google expected full availability by year’s end, and they beat that target with several weeks remaining. After downloading or updating to the latest version of Messages (currently 5.2) and the backend Carrier Services (32.0.283645144) from the Play Store, you’ll be prompted to upgrade to RCS. You can also visit Settings > Chat features to set-up and control.

Messages sent over SMS are referred to as texts, with Google trying to encourage the adoption of the “chat” parlance for RCS. The app detects contacts that have the new standard enabled and the conversation field will say “Chat messages” when so. Otherwise, it will keep saying “Text message.”

Google ended last month’s announcement by noting how it will “continue to work on bringing [RCS] to everyone on Messages around the world.”



visit this link Google makes Messages RCS fully available in the US - 9to5Google



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 1 month ago '06        #2
Darell_ftb  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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Good Google finally said fu*k the carriers and just released it now the carriers wanna make it official after two to three years of f*ghting Google.
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 1 month ago '05        #3
P-Hill|M 
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Samsung needs to go ahead and do the same thing for their native messaging app (for non sprint customers)
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 1 month ago '06        #4
LYTE 
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i got official update the other day.
now my question is do all parties need an updated Google Messages for it to work?

can someone using an updated Samsung's native app msg someone using an updated Google msg app via RCS??
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 1 month ago '05        #5
Y.G. 
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 LYTE said
i got official update the other day.
now my question is do all parties need an updated Google Messages for it to work?

can someone using an updated Samsung's native app msg someone using an updated Google msg app via RCS??
Yes, if that person is on Sprint (or any Sprint MVNO). I personally use Samsung Messages to send RCS messages to people on other carriers.

 1 month ago '11        #6
nbrock 
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Should of made it available on iphones, that would of been a serious blow to apple.

 1 month ago '06        #7
LYTE 
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 nbrock said
Should of made it available on iphones, that would of been a serious blow to apple.
if iPhone users download Google Msgs it should work right?

 1 month ago '08        #8
Gmo BlaZe 
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Cool but if the other person doesn’t have it enabled, this is useless right?

If android would force it and basically have an iMessage type service i would ditch iphone.

Hopefully this is standard before that Iphone 9/Se2 drop or ill stay with apple
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 1 month ago '19        #9
zzxxccvvbb 
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#SignalGang

 1 month ago '11        #10
nbrock 
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 LYTE said
if iPhone users download Google Msgs it should work right?
Good a*s question.
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 1 month ago '06        #11
LYTE 
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 Gmo BlaZe said
Cool but if the other person doesn’t have it enabled, this is useless right?

If android would force it and basically have an iMessage type service i would ditch iphone.

Hopefully this is standard before that Iphone 9/Se2 drop or ill stay with apple
whats so special about 9/SE2?

 nbrock said
Good a*s question.
im going to tell my lady to d/l on her iPhone
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 1 month ago '06        #12
LYTE 
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not even available on App Store

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 1 month ago '08        #13
Gmo BlaZe 
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 LYTE said
whats so special about 9/SE2?
price if the leaks are real. 399.
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 1 month ago '05        #14
bx old head  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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Only downside I believe is that iMessage doesn’t require cell signal, this does.
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 1 month ago '15        #15
The South 
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fu*k I care about a typing or read indicator for?

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 1 month ago '05        #16
Y.G. 
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 old head said
Only downside I believe is that iMessage doesn’t require cell signal, this does.
Naw they both work over data or WiFi. iMessage is encrypted though, RCS isn't (for now).
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 1 month ago '17        #17
Lazy 
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 LYTE said
not even available on App Store

It's a system update not app

You'll get it automatically

 1 month ago '18        #18
Cat 
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Yo u Android f*gs swagging jacking iMessage foh broke boys get some money
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 1 month ago '06        #19
LYTE 
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 Lazy said
It's a system update not app

You'll get it automatically
i know that.
i was talking about the actual Google message app being available for apple users to download
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 1 month ago '05        #20
bx old head  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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 Y.G. said
Naw they both work over data or WiFi. iMessage is encrypted though, RCS isn't (for now).
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 1 month ago '17        #21
justin747  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 Cat said
Yo u Android f*gs swagging jacking iMessage foh broke boys get some money

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 1 month ago '04        #22
Duntaz 
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 The South said
fu*k I care about a typing or read indicator for?

Really doe
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 1 month ago '09        #23
messy marv stan  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x11
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 The South said
fu*k I care about a typing or read indicator for?


am i the only 1 who dont know what rcs stands for
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 1 month ago '11        #24
CALViiiN  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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 Cat said
Yo u Android f*gs swagging jacking iMessage foh broke boys get some money

 1 month ago '15        #25
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 Gmo BlaZe said
Cool but if the other person doesn’t have it enabled, this is useless right?

If android would force it and basically have an iMessage type service i would ditch iphone.

Hopefully this is standard before that Iphone 9/Se2 drop or ill stay with apple
You can always make your MacBook as a server and port forward all your iMessages to your phone using airmessage. That's how Im able have iMessage on my Android.



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