After much delays and very limited rollouts, next-generation texting is finally out there to all Android customers within the US. Sanaz Ahari, Android Messages product manager, has confirmed that the American RCS rollout accomplished on December 9th, or a couple of weeks ahead of Google’s end-of-2019 target. In the event you nonetheless do not have the productive chat technology, you will need to ensure that each Android Messages and Carrier Providers are up to date.
RCS is taken into account a tight parallel to Apple’s iMessage with WiFi chatting, high-quality images, and videos, typing notifications, read receipts, and higher group chat controls. It would not have end-to-end encryption like iMessage, although. As with SMS, your conversations aren’t significantly safe.
There’s nevertheless a protracted option to go earlier than RCS is actually universal, though. Google reiterated that the expertise merely is available beyond the US in France, Mexico, and the UK, and it is still “working’ to deliver to assist each other areas and third-party apps. And naturally, Apple is not in a rush to support RCS. Though the finished US rollout is a significant milestone, it is only one step among many.