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How to enable RCS messaging on your Android smartphone?

What is RCS messaging?

RCS message
RCS message

You might have used or have known Apple’s iMessage App which is similar like any other messaging app but has all other features such as sending payments, emojis, sending pictures, videos , playing games with your friends etc.

Unlike  the SMS, this new technology called RCS messaging  can be integrated with contact apps to see who else supports the service, as well as for sharing contacts and groups. RCS is also looking to go beyond the capabilities seen in many of the chat applications. The standard can also be used to share media, location, and other information while you’re already in a telephone conversation.

In order to send and receive Rich Communications Services messages, both parties must be using a compatible messaging app and network. Fortunately, the system is designed to fall back to SMS or MMS when the recipient doesn’t support RCS.

In theory, the introduction of RCS will avoid the hassle of having to agree to a third-party platform for group or video chat, as the service is tied to your mobile number and future phone owners will have these features out of the box. The aim is to provide a consistent interoperable messaging service across mobile device and networks.

How to enable RCS messaging on your phone

  1. Open Activity Launcher
  2. Tap Recent Activities, and in the menu choose All Activities
  3. Look for Android Messages
  4. Tap it, then scroll until you find Set RCS Flags (com.google.android.apps.messaging.ui.appsettings.rcs.overrides.OverrideFlagsActivity)
  5.  After pressing it select ACS Url and in the menu select 
  6. Follow setup in Android Messages. Will take around three minutes. If it doesn’t work, continue reading
  7. Clear the data of Carrier Services and force stop Android Messages
  8. Repeat steps 1-4
  9. Select OTP Pattern, and in the menu click, Your\sMessenger\sverification\scode\sis\sG-(\d{6})

Final Words

In the coming few years, you would see the RCS messaging everywhere due to the reason that now people have a lot of content to share with their family and friends, its apt that the normal or primitive messaging services should also put up the shoes to catch up with the current increasing demand of the rich media.Right now Google is trying to implement all its features on its Messages app. Lets see how it goes.

Dhaval is a tech geek who loves developing software, games and writing technical posts. In his free time, he loves to read novels.

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