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Later this month, Google will launch RCS (Chat) in Android messaging applications, but initially only in Britain and France.
This means that users can embrace more advanced communication options, allowing them to share high-quality media files, as well as input indicators and other features.
It's not clear which markets Google will follow up with, but we're glad to see that the company is actively promoting it.
At present, the closest RCS communication service should be iMessage enabled by Apple by default for iOS users. The difference is that there is a temporary lack of end-to-end encryption support on Google's side (a feature that is quite common in modern messaging applications) and users need to choose to join manually.
In addition, users can't use iMessage to communicate RCS on their computers, and Android Messages on the Web still need to depend on it.Mobile phoneTo operate.
Finally, Apple iMessage is not built on RCS Universal Profile, so these services cannot interoperate. Of course, we hope that one day RCS will improve the default messaging experience of many users.