Google’s historical past with messaging is a protracted and winding street, however the firm lastly began making some extra critical progress final yr when it started rolling out RCS-powered chat options that did not require service approval. Since then, Google has made RCS obtainable worldwide by means of the Google Messages app. Now it appears to be like like Samsung is beginning to deliver help for Google’s chat options to its personal Samsung Messages app.
As noticed on Reddit, a brand new immediate is exhibiting up in Samsung Messages, the corporate’s inventory textual content messaging app. It lets customers know that they’ll allow Chat options powered by Google’s RCS backend with the intention to get quicker, richer, and higher-quality conversations utilizing Wi-Fi or cell knowledge. As soon as enabled, customers will be capable to ship reactions, massive video information, and extra — all exhibiting up in fancy blue bubbles as a substitute of the normal inexperienced.
A brand new immediate in Samsung Messages asks customers to allow Google’s RCS options.
Up till now, Samsung Messages has solely supported RCS through service implementations; customers on Galaxy gadgets needed to set up the Google Messages app to make the most of cross-carrier RCS. This can be a win for each corporations, as Google is ready to broaden help for RCS to extra Android customers whereas Samsung’s flock will not have to change away from their messaging app to get entry to the improve.
Samsung has been collaborating with Google on including help for RCS messaging since 2018, so this rollout is a very long time within the making. And it is nonetheless not right here for many customers fairly but — it appears to be like like distribution could also be in its early phases proper now. Neither firm has formally commented on the looks of Google’s RCS implementation in Samsung’s default messaging app, however maybe they’re ready to verify any closing bugs are squashed earlier than asserting a wider launch.