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Verizon joins US carriers to support Google RCS Messages
Verizon is the latest major carrier to finally team up with Google to bring support for the new standard way of messaging with Google Messages.
Google Messages and Duo will stop working on ‘uncertified’ Android devices
Google Duo will stop working on uncertified Android devices after March 31, but will give a grace period of two weeks to download your files.
Google’s Messages app gets reactions, sticker suggestions and media editor for RCS chat
The new features also include a mic icon to record and send audio messages, but all of them are only available for devices on which RCS chat is enabled.
Google Messages might soon bring end-to-end encryption for RCS
Users will have the option to revert back to the SMS or MMS standard in case there is poor network, but they won’t be end-to-end encrypted.