Google Messenger would be compatible with the standard messaging RCS soon

The facelift Google Messenger, Google application to send and receive SMS. Under the hood, the new icons and interface change was hiding a surprise: it was preparing compatibility with standard messaging RCS (an acronym for Rich Communication System).

The RCS standard is nothing new, and has now been years in the making into a kind of tale Peter and the Wolf: the “WhatsApp” of the operators will get … Google and operators to hipervitamine create The last thing we knew about the universal profile RCS SMS. We are still missing a piece of the puzzle, where you could read and send these messages? Now we know the answer is probably in Google Messenger.

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The clues

As usual, the tracks are browsing inside compressed XML files within the APK of Google Messenger 2.0. Here are hundreds of references to the RCS standard, so it seems pretty obvious that Google Messenger is compatible with the RCS standard sooner rather than later.

Google Messenger calls these added features “Enhanced features” or enhanced features, and remember that the SMS standard is already a few years and is obsolescent. RCS arrives to modernize managed messaging operators and not others (like WhatsApp), giving extra features like group chats, high resolution images, video, documents, location, emoji, and video calls VOIP.

Now that the operators have agreed on the unique profile and we also have ready for the occasion messaging client (Google Messenger), it is only matter of time before RCS reaches our lives to replace SMS. Is it too late now that WhatsApp and the like you have eaten the ground to SMS?

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You will not need another application

Since we learned that Google would be working on an application compatible with RCS messaging standard, we were worried that Google launched yet another messaging application more for it. At that time, we did not know even Allo or Duo, but later announced when we realized that none of them would serve for this.

The most logical thing was to add support for SMS to Google Messenger, but when creating communication applications, messaging and social networking, Google does not always follow the logic, so we cannot but rejoice that finally is Google Messenger who take the over and lead us to the future of SMS messages.