Google starts testing end-to-end encryption in Messages after completing a global rollout of RCS.
You can now easily deregister your phone number from Google's RCS Chat service using an online form when switching to a non-supported phone.
T-Mobile now has a full standards-compliant RCS implementation, meaning its customers can have advanced messaging features even when talking to people on other carriers around the world.
Google has started testing emoji reactions for RCS chats in its Messages app. There is currently no word on when the feature will begin rolling out to users.
Samsung and Google have collaborated to bring Chat to Samsung Messages. Now, Samsung users no longer have to wait for carriers to enable RCS in their countries to use the next-gen messaging protocol.
A teardown of the latest Messages beta app suggests Google could soon roll out the ability to send “reaction texts,” just like iMessage.
A report from a Korean publication and an examination of the Samsung Messages app reveals the company is working with Google to enable Duo video calls from within the messaging app.
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