Google Messages rolls out end-to-end encrypted group chats

Google marks the 30th anniversary of SMS (Short Message Service) with end-to-end encryption for group chats in the Messages app. End-to-end encryption for group chats is also only available to Messages users who have recently participated in the beta programme. Continue reading “Google Messages rolls out end-to-end encrypted group chats”

Google says it’s time for Apple to fix text messaging

In its most recent attempt to persuade Apple to include RCS in iMessage, Google launched a campaign today with the tag line #GetTheMessage. Google is targeting Apple for all issues with Android-to-iPhone communications via YouTube, social media, and a special space on the Android website. Continue reading “Google says it’s time for Apple to fix text messaging”

Google testing Emoji Reactions in its RCS-based Messages Beta app

Google has been discovered to be testing a new feature for their RCS-based Google Messages app that will help it better compete with Apple’s iMessage. The feature lets users send emoji reactions to text messages, which is a feature that has been present in iMessage for ages.

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