Wednesday, November 25

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Google adds encryption for RCS chat in Android Messages app beta

Google's RCS chat protocol is now widely available and the search giant is working to encrypt the messages that people send through it. The company added this map view to your Messages website which shows all the countries that don't have RCS (for some reason the map only loads in Chromium-based browsers like Chrome or Edge, so try one of those if the link gives you trouble). Leaving aside a few big exceptions like Russia and China, almost all countries show their support for RCS. The news comes after Google struggled for years to get operators to join RCS. For those who are not familiar with the standard, RCS is an improvement on the existing SMS and MMS standards that are used to send messages and images between mobile phones. RCS, or Rich Communication Services, brings popular...