Google Messages will have end-to-end encryption for RCS

Earlier this month, Google Messages total downloads exceeded 1 billion in the Play Store. According to the latest news from xda-developers, Google will soon add end-to-end encryption to Google Messages RCS.

Rich Communication Services (RCS) is a communication protocol between mobile telephone carriers and between phone and carrier, aiming at replacing SMS messages with a text-message system that is richer, provides phonebook polling (for service discovery), and can transmit in-call multimedia. It is part of broader IP Multimedia Subsystem.

Google Messages delete text

At present, some netizens have discovered in the dogfood version of Google Messages that Google will add end-to-end encryption to RCS messages, such as the following string:
  • End-to-End Encrypted Rich Communication Service message
  • Send an end-to-end encrypted message
  • Chatting end-to-end encrypted with %s
  • End-to-end encrypted message