In May this year, we had reported that Google is reportedly working to add end-to-end encryption for its text message replacement, Rich Communication Services (RCS) in Google Messages. The search giant has announced that its RCS messaging standard is now available worldwide to Android users through Messages by Google.
For those unaware, RCS is a new online protocol between mobile-telephone carriers and between phone and carrier that aims to replace current texting standard SMS (Short Message Service) messages with a text-message system that is richer and can transmit in-call multimedia.
RCS is an upgrade of the SMS text messaging technology that allows users to send and receive better quality photos and videos, chat over Wi-Fi or data, know when their message is read, share reactions, and enjoy more dynamic and engaging group chats.
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