Sunday, December 6

RCS

Android MEssages, Apps & Games, encryption, Google, News, RCS

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...
Carriers, News, RCS, Vidéotron

Vidéotron says it is currently implementing RCS support

It seems that Vidéotron could soon offer support for Rich Communication Services (RCS) on some phones. The regional carrier tweeted a week ago that it was in the process of deploying RCS. In addition, Vidéotron's Twitter account was linked to the Google Messages application, indicating that this is where the support would be implemented.The RCS service is currently under implementation, so you should have access to it shortly through the Google messaging application (https://t.co/SRuYMcVng3. messaging & hl = fr_CA). A notification will be sent to your device when the service is available. - Videotron (@Videotron) July 28, 2020In addition to that, Vidéotron said that users would receive a notification on their phones when RCS...