It’s taken years, however Google at present has introduced that RCS messaging is now obtainable globally — anybody with an Android telephone utilizing Google’s Messages app can reap the benefits of the characteristic. For those who don’t recall, RCS stands for Wealthy Communications Providers and is a significant improve to the essential SMS options telephones have had for years. RCS options embrace improved video and picture high quality, seeing when chats are learn, sending and receiving messages over WiFI, improved group chat capabilities and sending reactions to messages. Mainly, most of the options which are supported in stand-alone messaging packages like Fb’s Messenger, Telegram and WhatsApp must be obtainable to anybody utilizing Google’s Messages app.
Past ending its world rollout, Google introduced one other essential characteristic coming to its RCS implementation: end-to-end encryption. It’s not absolutely obtainable but; Google mentioned that encryption in one-on-one conversations utilizing RCS will begin rolling out to beta testers this month and persevering with to succeed in extra individuals all through early subsequent 12 months. “Eligible” messages can be encrypted mechanically, and each individuals might want to use the Google Messages app with chat options turned on. Whereas Google didn’t say when the characteristic would transfer out of beta, it appears just like the Messages app has an open beta you may join right here — that ought to imply you’ll get it prior to later.