It’s taken years, however Google at the moment has introduced that RCS messaging is now available globally — anybody with an Android cellphone utilizing Google’s Messages app can benefit from the function. If you happen to don’t recall, RCS stands for Wealthy Communications Companies and is a serious improve to the fundamental SMS options telephones have had for years. RCS options embody 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. Principally, lots of the options which can be supported in stand-alone messaging packages like Fb’s Messenger, Telegram and WhatsApp ought to be accessible to anybody utilizing Google’s Messages app.
Past ending its international rollout, Google introduced one other essential function coming to its RCS implementation: end-to-end encryption. It’s not totally accessible 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 yr. “Eligible” messages shall be encrypted mechanically, and each members might want to use the Google Messages app with chat options turned on. Whereas Google didn’t say when the function would transfer out of beta, it appears just like the Messages app has an open beta you may join here — that ought to imply you’ll get it before later.