SMS Is Not Dead: Google Launches RCS Messaging Feature Worldwide

SMS Is Not Dead: Google Launches RCS Messaging Feature Worldwide
Google introduced the RCS-based messaging feature, which is a hybrid model of the SMS service that makes it possible to communicate with services such as WhatsApp and Telegram that require internet, via operator signals. However, for now, only those participating in the beta program can use the application.


Google, one of the largest technology companies in the world, has officially released the Rich Communication Services (RCS) messaging feature for its Messages application. Currently only available to beta participants, the feature can be experienced by Android users in all countries with a few exceptions.


In fact, Google's work on the RCS messaging feature goes back two years. With the RCS-based messaging initiative, Google aims to offer users a data-based solution and an SMS-like messaging solution. Google's Universal Profile-based messaging solution, we can say that the SMS technology also has the potential to revive the dying in a sense, with richer means of communication.


SMS Is Not Dead: Google Launches RCS Messaging Feature Worldwide



RCS messaging feature Google as you can see in the map above, including Turkey, the world's nearly all use cases presented. However, in some cases, it is stated that the RCS messaging service cannot be used due to the operator.



How to use RCS messages feature in Google Messages app?

  • # Step 1: Go to the Messages app in Play Store by clicking here.

  • # Step 2: at the bottom of the page "participate in the Beta program" on tap.

  • # Step 3: Install the application, the update is installed.



The biggest deficiency in Google's RCS messaging feature was shown as end-to-end encryption, which Google announced that end-to-end encryption will also be implemented later this month. After the feature is released, neither Google nor your mobile operator will be able to read the transmitted messages.