Have you enabled RCS chat in Google Messages?

Google Mesages on a Pixel 3
Google Mesages on a Pixel 3 (Image credit: Joe Maring / Android Central)

Yesterday, November 14, was an exciting day for the state of messaging on Android. At long last, Google flipped the switch and began rolling out its RCS chat functionality for everyone in the U.S. — regardless of what phone or carrier you have.

RCS brings a heap of features to the Google Messages app, including typing indicators, better group chats, high-quality photo sharing, and more.

Looking through the AC forums, its rollout has a lot of people talking.

I've been using the hack that enabled it, but this is great news!


Holy RCS Batman! I'm RCS enabled! I opted into the Google Messages Beta program and installed the beta version. When I opened it, it enabled RCS. P.S. I'm Verizon with the Verizon Note 10+ 5G.


And it should be noted it's a rollout. But Google is starting this immediately.


Now, we want to hear from you! Have you enabled RCS chat in Google Messages?

Join the conversation in the forums!

Joe Maring

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.