Google could have simply revealed when the iPhone is getting RCS message help

Apple has already informed us it should add help for the RCS (Wealthy Communication Companies) messaging normal on the iPhone sooner or later this yr, and now Google could have simply revealed when in 2024 the replace goes to occur.

A brand new touchdown web page for Google Messages (through 9to5Google) says Apple “will likely be adopting RCS within the fall of 2024”, so we’re taking a look at September, October, or November. It will be spring for these of you within the southern hemisphere, in fact.

Or at the very least, that is what the touchdown web page initially stated: it appears this specific bit of data has now been eliminated. Maybe Apple would moderately it was capable of make the announcement itself, when the time comes.

That point window is in fact once we’re anticipating the iPhone 16 and iOS 18, so it is sensible that RCS help would get added on the similar time that Apple is unveiling its newest smartphones and its newest software program improve for these smartphones. We must always hear extra about iOS 18 at Apple’s WWDC 2024 occasion on June 10.

The advantages of RCS

The remainder of the Google Messages touchdown web page highlights the varied options you get with the app on Android. One little bit of blurb says dynamic reactions are “coming quickly” with RCS, suggesting you can react to messages with a wide range of visible results throughout each Android and iOS (that is presently dealt with by the app itself, not RCS).

There are additionally mentions of a few of the different options we have seen rolled out to Google Messages not too long ago, together with Photomoji (utilizing images as stickers) and the choice to have AI write your messages for you, if you happen to’re missing inspiration.

Spam blocking, end-to-end encryption, and help for Put on OS gadgets are given shout outs too. It is a complete overview of every little thing you get with RCS, which Google is pushing as a serious enchancment over the outdated SMS normal.

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Having RCS help within the Messages app on iOS ought to imply a extra seamless expertise if you happen to’re chatting to individuals who aren’t on the identical cell platform as you – although Android customers will nonetheless present up as inexperienced bubbles on the iPhone.


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