1. Kasper610's Avatar
    Does anyone know if android messages will now have RCS afer this update? As far as I could tell, doesn't seem like it. Do I have to use the samsung messaging app?
    02-13-2019 09:50 AM
  2. daswooski's Avatar
    I downloaded the new Google Messages app from the Play Store when i saw this note come out about RCS...and it does seem to be a different Messaging App and I am using it...it seems cooler but I am not sure I see a huge benefit. It has a Chat feature that I have not used yet and some auto fill replies...
    What else is it supposed to do??
    02-13-2019 10:22 AM
  3. Kasper610's Avatar
    Supposed to be able to send larger files, better video quality. Also I think it should be able to have google duo imbeded in the actual messaging app itself right next to the phone icon. I don't see any difference at all.
    02-13-2019 10:34 AM
  4. Scott337's Avatar
    I think the new Messages features are coming in app version 4.xxxxxx. It's a slow rollout. If you still have Messages version 3.xxxxx then you won't see all those new features yet. Out of the 5 phones in my account, all using Messages, none have seen the new app update yet. We did just get a minor app update with "bug fixes" buy it was not the version 4 update with all the new features.
    02-13-2019 11:11 AM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    Some features are coming out in version 4 (which was supposed to be released almost a week ago), but it also depends on the carrier having implemented the feature. The only one that won't depend n the carrier, when it comes out, is direct-over-the-internet messaging.
    Scott337 likes this.
    02-13-2019 01:15 PM
  6. davcole's Avatar
    Suppose to but don't have anyone to test!
    02-13-2019 05:00 PM
  7. TextMeMaybe's Avatar
    What type of stuff is the RCS supposed to do?
    02-13-2019 05:41 PM
  8. mlblack16's Avatar
    What type of stuff is the RCS supposed to do?
    RCS will enable an iMessage type experience on Android. Unfortunately, it's carrier dependent and the only one I've heard that's allowing it so far is TMobile, so it doesn't matter if the app has it enabled.
    mary beth hale likes this.
    02-13-2019 06:21 PM
  9. Soylent_Green's Avatar
    RCS will enable an iMessage type experience on Android. Unfortunately, it's carrier dependent and the only one I've heard that's allowing it so far is TMobile, so it doesn't matter if the app has it enabled.
    Sprint has had RCS support for over a year, Verizon has had it for a while now too. T-Mobile is very late to the game.
    02-13-2019 06:56 PM
  10. mlblack16's Avatar
    Sprint has had RCS support for over a year, Verizon has had it for a while now too. T-Mobile is very late to the game.
    I'm on Verizon and can tell you they do not use it, at least not in my part of the country. They may have the ability, but they haven't enabled it.

    Last I've seen is mentioning it will be enabled "early 2019" but Verizon wouldn't comment on an actual timeline. Verizon has Message+ which mimics RCS, but only if the recipient also uses Message+

    Edit - I stand corrected, sort of.
    Apparently it is available, but only on the Pixel 3 devices. This is a Galaxy S9 forum, so it's highly unlikely that bit of info is going to be at all useful.
    02-14-2019 12:58 PM
  11. Kasper610's Avatar
    Well, we were "Supposed" to get RCS in this update, but I'm not seeing any RCS features in the samsung messaging app or the android messaging app. There are several articles I've read online saying T-mobile already supports RCS in the Samsung app. I don't see it, I don't have any of the "Chat" features. Is it just me?
    02-19-2019 07:28 AM

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