Google Messages reaches 1 billion RCS users, unleashes 7 new features to celebrate

RCS is officially big. 1 billion monthly active users big, in fact. Google announced the milestone today, and to celebrate it’s giving the Messages app 7 new features. These will apparently “help your personality shine through”. They won’t make RCS bubbles blue on iOS, however.

RCS, in case you’ve been living under a rock, is a new standard that’s supposed to replace the antiquated SMS and MMS, Google says, although those are still used as backup, so not that much “replace” as “enhance”. Anyway, the point is it’s like iMessage but for Android phones.

Google has been pushing it a lot…

​ RCS is officially big. 1 billion monthly active users big, in fact. Google announced the milestone today, and to celebrate it’s giving the Messages app 7 new features. These will apparently “help your personality shine through”. They won’t make RCS bubbles blue on iOS, however.

RCS, in case you’ve been living under a rock, is a new standard that’s supposed to replace the antiquated SMS and MMS, Google says, although those are still used as backup, so not that much “replace” as “enhance”. Anyway, the point is it’s like iMessage but for Android phones.

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