Google today announced that Android Message users in the United States can enjoy RCS rich communication services today. As a successor to traditional SMS messaging services, its RCS supports read receipts, seamless Wi-Fi-based messaging, and the ability to send and receive high-resolution photos, videos, and textures. In addition, Android Message also supports additional group communication features such as adding/removing group members, modifying group names, and more.
Android Messages app is pre-installed on most Android devices, other users can also download for free in the Google Play Store. This feature upgrade has been pushed to Android Messages users in the US from now on and is expected to be widely supported by the end of 2019 – if operators can introduce support for RCS services in a timely manner. At the time of publication, T-Mobile users still “not support” this feature, and other operators have yet to be observed.