Google has announced the roll out of its Rich Communication Services (RCS) on Android which will enhance traditional SMS text messaging with more useful chat features. With RCS on Android, when you and your friends message each other with new chat features, you can chat over Wi-Fi or mobile data, send and view high-resolution photos and videos Whether people have received your latest messages.
Google said in a statement on Thursday, “To make your conversation more intuitive, we’ve worked on upgrading traditional SMS text messaging with more useful chat features powered by RCS (Rich Communication Services).”
Informed Google, “In addition, you will get better group chats with the ability to name groups, which can add and remove people from more groups, and see that people have not seen the latest messages.”
Earlier this year, Google gave anyone in the UK, France and Mexico the ability to receive a chat feature in a message.
Users of Google’s app will eventually see a notification to “do more with the message”, and then they will be able to “enable chat features” which is RCS.
Chat features are already available for some in Google Messages, and are being rolled out roughly in the US.
“If you already have messages, you’ll also be prompted to enable chat features in the coming weeks. If you don’t have messages, you can download it on the Play Store. We hope That the service will be widely available in the US. By the end of the year, “the company said.
Google said it is committed to working with its partners, including carriers and device manufacturers, to provide a consistent and interactive experience for everyone on Android.
RCS is a communication protocol between mobile telephone carriers and phones and carriers, aiming to replace SMS messages with a text-messaging system that is rich and can transmit in-call multimedia.