Android users around the world are joining the Blue Balloons Club. This means that RCS (Rich Communication Services) is spreading around the world, allowing those who use an Android mobile phone to join those in the US who received the update last year. RCS replaces the older Android Messages app and uses Wi-Fi or a data connection instead of voice. This means that messages containing photos or videos will look much better and much larger messages can be sent and received.
Google strives to match Apple’s iMessages features, especially end-to-end encryption
Some other features that are part of RCS include read receipts that alert you when the message you sent is read, and you̵
7;ll also know when the person you’re talking to is replying to a message you just received. you have posted. RCS doesn’t work with iOS or even Android phones that use carrier-branded or third-party messaging apps. You can tell if the person at the other end of your call is using the new text bubble color platform on the screen. If both parties use RCS, this bubble will be blue, similar to the way iPhone users know if the person they’re texting to is using an iOS or Android device.
In a blog post published late last week, Google said: “With the advancement of smartphones, our communications applications must also advance to meet our changing needs. Over the past few years, we have worked with the mobile industry and device manufacturers. multiple network operators in specific countries to provide chat features in Messages based on the open Rich Communication Services (RCS) standard.The chat features upgrade SMS text messages so that you can send and receive better quality photos and videos, to chat over Wi-Fi or data, know when your message is being read, share reactions, and enjoy more dynamic and engaging group chats. interconnected for everyone on Android Now everyone who uses Messages around the world1 has access to modern chat features either from their carrier or directly from Google. ”
One of these features is end-to-end encryption. With the latter, no one, not even Google or any third party will be able to read the content you send via RCS from your phone to the phone of the person to whom you are sending messages. Initially, end-to-end encryption will be pushed to beta testers this month and continue next year. Valid calls will automatically be upgraded to end-to-end encryption, but only if the person at the other end of the message has messages installed and chat features enabled.