In case you didn't know, Google long ago gave up its latest chat app to focus on the RCS messenger. The acronym RCS stands for Rich Communication Service and represents the direct evolution of SMS. And this time, it has been revealed that Google Messages already supports RCS in Spain.
The RCS messenger offers the same features as messages in popular apps like WhatsApp or Telegram. It is a technology that Google is gradually implementing in various parts of the world.
The RCS messenger arrives in Spain
According to Google, everyone in Spain should have RCS now. The Big G company reached an agreement with large mobile operators such as Orange, Msmvil, Telefnica and Vodafone so that the RCS is available to all users through the messaging app.
The best thing is that you don't need to do anything special. Why Why you only have to enable chat features with the pop-up window to appear on your phone.
RCS enables various functions that you are probably already familiar with. Through the Messages app, you can send longer texts, share high-resolution photos, view typing indicators, and much more.
Previously, Google had added the RCS messenger in the United States, United Kingdom, France and Mexico.. And now, his arrival in Spain makes it clear what Google's intentions are to bring RCS to all Android users.
So you can activate the RCS messaging functions
In the event that you have activated the Google Messages application and the chat functions have not been enabled, you will have to do the following:
- Go to the Adjustments from your Android phone.
- Touch where it says Chat features.
- In that section you can enable chat features and verify your line number.
Be careful, it seems that Google has not yet activated these functions for all Android users in Spain. At the moment, they only work on Vodafone, Lowi, Orange, Movistar, O2 and Msmvil. However, the company reports that it is already generally available to all Android users. This means that It may be a gradual launch and users of other operators have to wait a little longer..
And you, Will you use RCS messages to communicate with your contacts?
Source | Android Police