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Google announces the arrival of RCS messages on the iPhone

Expected for many years, RCS messages would arrive on the iPhone later this year.

For several years now, Google has been campaigning for the arrival of the RCS protocol on iPhone. This technology, designed to replace traditional SMS, should finally land in Apple smartphones by fall 2024.

An announcement that doesn't come as much of a surprise since Apple had already announced its intention to bring the RCS within the iPhone "currently 2024" following numerous complaints from Android competitors such as Google and Samsung. The latter criticized à Apple created a certain monopoly and a discordance between Android and iOS users, triggering the famous debates of green and blue discussion bubbles which could not agree with each other.< /p>

What is RCS?

An abbreviation of "Rich Communication System", the RCS protocol is designed to be used as a protocol. as the successor to SMS and MMS. The latter provides a more advanced message communication system. than traditional messages by adding different functionalities that we find today on applications like WhatsApp or Messenger.

The RCS protocol allows, for example, to benefit from an online status visible to other users, to make audio calls and video within a messaging app, create group or one-on-one conversations, head.

The RCS also has the particularity of be an independent system that does not depend on a specific company. Each messaging service can adopt the RCS protocol for its own application (like Facebook with Messenger). It is also possible to use it on multiple media (smartphone, tablet, etc.) and operating systems.

In a web page recently put online, Google states that RCS would land on iPhone within a few months. A rather surprising announcement but which makes sense in view of the next Apple conference.

This prediction obviously makes us think about iOS 18, the next big update  Apple's update for the iPhone operating system. The latter should notably be revealed during the Apple WWDC keynote which will be held next June. According to many sources, iOS 18 would bring many changes to the game. the iPhone with in particular the arrival of several features based on AI.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116