Google launched RCS messaging in 2018, but the main obstacle is usability. Recently, the company has increased its efforts to make it available in all countries. Google finally completed the release of Chat, all users can use the chat, regardless of its operator.
Today, we’ve completed our global rollout of chat features to make this modern messaging experience universal and interconnected for everyone on Android,” the company says.
Anyone who uses the android default messaging app Google Messages should be able to use RCS.
The chat function supported by the open Rich Communications Services (RCS) standard allows the company to upgrade traditional SMS text messages with new functions.
With RCS messaging, you can send and receive high-quality photos and videos, chat via Wi-Fi or data, know when to read a message, when someone is typing, share feedback, and more.
Chat tries to catch up with modern instant messaging platforms such as WhatsApp and Apple’s iMessage.
Google will also work hard to introduce end-to-end encryption in future RCS. The company has already charged E2EE Beta users.
The company said in a blog: “We will continue to improve security protection measures to protect your privacy, and will start with one-to-one RCS conversations between people who use messages and launch end-to-end encryption.”