RCS messages are here – thank you Google – but there is still a chance that you cannot turn the switch on it because Google again. Yes, this is another feature that means you will be staring at your phone for a while, hoping to reveal to you a setting that you can use to turn on something that sounds really great on paper.
If you have no idea what we're talking about, here's the super-concise version. Consider RCS messaging a super-enhanced version of SMS, the way you currently send messages to your friends all day long. With advanced character limits (8,000), support for receipt reading, end-to-end encryption cross-device device synchronization, and web-based chat capabilities, this is the evolution of messaging that Android needs for a while. [1