Verizon bringing RCS-based Google Messages to Android users in 2022

The last holdout to implement Rich Communications Service (RCS) messages — Verizon — has announced that it’s bringing enhanced messaging support to Android users starting in 2022.

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The RCS protocol will allow for rich messaging features on Android akin to the kind seen in Apple’s iMessage. That includes chatting over Wi-Fi, end-to-end encryption, dynamic group chats, and read receipts — all provided through the Messages by Google app.

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