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NEW TALK OF THE TOWN
NEW TALK OF THE TOWN
USING GOOGLE’S RCS MESSAGING ON YOUR ANDROID PHONE
AYIE LICSI

MESSAGING ON YOUR

Android phone just got easier. Finally, Android users are getting an iMessage-equivalent from Google called RCS, a feature that lets you send messages over Wi-Fi. Like its iOS counterpart, RCS is chock-full of functionality like sending read receipts, high-quality attachments, and typing indicators. End-to-end encryption has yet to be added to the app, but it’ll come soon.

This new way of chatting comes through Google’s free-to-download Messages app. Here, users can stay in touch with all their friends and family by creating group chats and sending pictures, GIFs, emojis, stickers, videos, and audio messages.

Currently, RCS chat is opt-in, meaning users can download and choose to make it their default messaging app.

Enabling RCS manually

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January 2020