Well, there’s a piece of great news on Google’s RCS-Based Texting.
You wouldn’t believe that the Android Smartphone, in the United States can now take advantage of iMessage features, which includes real-time typing indicators, reading receipts, reliable group messaging, and large file transfers. That’s great to hear!
In the United States, Google’s chats have finished rolling out to all smart devices, Android Central reports, and most importantly, Android smart devices are getting much better when it comes to texting.
If you want to experience next-generation features, Turn on Chat, and you can enjoy all the features included in it.
As per RCS- Rich Communication Services, the service aims to replace traditional SMS texting into a featured one.
You need to focus on the maintenance of a decent Wi-Fi or a cellular connection. Google’s RCS-Based Texting supports the following list of countries i.e., the United Kingdom, the United States, and France.
Earlier this year, Google started testing its RCS services in France and the United Kingdom. Still, the service needs to be extended until the United States, where SMS texting usually remains very popular.
When it comes to other countries, they rely on third-party messaging apps like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.
On the other hand, both the apps i.e., Carriers Services and Google Messages, need to be updated to activate Google’s RCS chat service.
Once you’re done with the latest version activation, rush into the Google Messages app’s settings, then choose “Chat features.” The app will enable you to turn on Chat and pick which features you wish to use.
Well, for users in the US Google’s Sanaz Ahari, there is a piece of good news that on Monday, RCS will now be available revealed by Twitter. ” But, the point to be noted is that the Messages & Carrier services should be updated.”
It might not be the only RCS standard to exist, though, multiple other technologies through the Cross-Carrier Messaging Initiative are being designed by AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint. By just enabling support at the network level.
Probably, the joint venture’s standard could reach to more Android smart devices. Amazing!
Some Android devices don’t ship the Google Messages app, which Google’s Chat needs. Well, this can be a downfall!
But, the plus point to notice is that next year Google plans on rolling out support in additional countries.
Ahari told everyone to “stay tuned” as Chat continues expanding across the world.
Without support from hardware manufacturers, it shouldn’t take long for Google to allow its RCS standard on all Android smart devices, no matter the location.
Now, there are some additional tips for you. Have a look!
How to enable RCS in Google Message
- Before initiating the process, make sure to turn OFF your Wi-Fi. Now, open the Activity Launcher.
- Click on the Recent Activities menu and choose all activities displayed in the drop-down menu.
- Now, press on the messages option & choose Set RCS Flags.
- Under the ACS URL, click on the drop-down arrow located next to Set ACS URL. Next, choose the 3rd option (http://rcs-acs-prod-us.sandbox.google.com). You’ll see a Flag, which is responsible for forcing enable the RCS feature while texting.
- Press the Apply button & Force Close the messaging app. To perform the same option, move to Settings-> then go to Apps & notifications-> See all XX apps-> Choose Messages-> press Force Close button.
- Reopen the Messaging app; you’ll see an option of Upgrade Now, located at the bottom. In case, if you don’t find any such alternatives, click on the exclamation mark, located at the top right-hand side.
- The final step is that Google will verify your mobile number & within a minute or two, the complete setup will be done. If you have to check that the set up is correctly established, you have to follow a few simple steps. Move to Settings-> then Chat features-> check the Status, it must be showing “connected.”