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For years, Google has been clamoring for Apple to finally adopt the successor standard for SMS/MMS RCS supports. And now it actually happened. Somewhat surprisingly, Apple has announced that it will support RCS in the future.
RCS support must be present During the next year Access iOS via software update. This will make it possible to use iMessage functions that previously only iPhone users could use with each other. In the future, iPhone and Android users will be able to send each other high-resolution photos and videos, see read receipts and share their locations — without having to use an additional messaging app, like Signal or WhatsApp.
Used Android RCS for 4 years
Google’s Android has been supported ever since June 2019 RCS. For a while, Google Chat was the default messaging app on Android devices. While previously it was only possible to send SMS/MMS, due to RCS support, it is basically the same as a messaging app.
Apple has always used its own format for iMessage. If you send messages to Android users, they are short text messages (SMS). The same goes vice versa if the iPhone user is contacted via Google Message, as iMessage does not support RCS.
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Green speech bubbles
This has frustrated users on both sides for years. If in one iMessage group chat If an Android user is added, everyone will be switched to SMS and the usual features will be deactivated. On social media, users reported that they were humiliated because they could not afford an iPhone, and were eventually bullied outside of groups.
In iMessage, speech bubbles for Android users are displayed as green It is displayed by iOS users in blue. the Green speech bubbles So it became a symbol of the problem of Apple not supporting RCS. This happens, among other things, in Drake’s song “First Person Shooter”: “She called my number, left her on hold, got the dry cleaning. ‘She got an Android, her messages are lime green.’”Texts become green“Drake even has a song called Green Speech Bubbles.
Regardless of RCS support, Apple will continue to support SMS and MMS in iMessage. Google Messages will also continue to allow sending and receiving SMS and MMS.
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