What is RCS Messaging, and How Does It Work?

RCS Messaging is basically a Rich Communication Services (RCS). Google Android users have finally got access to a new messaging protocol which promises them many benefits which the Apple users are already getting through iMessage. The RCS Platform has been used by the United States (US) Android users since December 2019.

This platform is more than a powerful messaging platform and it is an alternative for Android users to widely-used text messaging protocol called SMS or short message service.

What are Rich Communication Services (RCS) Messaging?

RCS Platform is a messaging protocol that has benefits for Android users which are already found in Apple’s iMessage. With the help of RCS, Android users have been able to get access to some of the key features that iMessage has such as the read receipts, ability to send richer media, typing bubbles, and high-resolution images.

Rich Communication Services (RCS) is said to be the new messaging protocol and it is a major improvement compared to the SMS. If you want something with great features than the simple SMS service then go to the RCS Messaging. Since the release of RCS Platform, it has worked on all of the United States (US) carrier networks and all the Android devices as well.

RCS is available on the Android Messages app on all Android devices. This platform also works with the Galaxy phones as well as Samsung’s messaging app. Though RCS Platform only works in the United States (US) till now but soon it will have international users as well.

RCS Messaging is not support on any of the Apple devices. This application or platform is only for the Android users for communicating.

How does RCS work?

Rich Communication Services (RCS) is available for free to all the Android users on any Android devices as well. They don’t need to download the RCS Messaging app on their device for it to work. Below mentioned are the step which will help with enable RCS on your device:

  1. You need to have Google’s Messages app on your device, if you don’t have it then download it.
  2. Open the Google’s Messages app on your device.
  3. Then go to the Setting option in the app which will be available on the top right-hand side of the app.
  4. After clicking on the Settings option, go to the Chat features option.
  5. After clicking on Chat features, if you find that the Enable chat features toggle is turned off, then you need to turn it on by tapping on it once.
  6. Once the Enable chat features toggle is on, then you are all set to use the RCS Messaging.

Alternatively, when the Google rolls out the RCS features to your Android device then you would receive a notification in the Google’s Messages app that the features are now available for you to use.Then you just need to follow the notification on the app and the RCS features will be enabled on your device.

It is said that RCS Messaging is the new generation of text messaging, typing indicators, location sharing, group chats, video calls, and high-resolution image sharing as well.