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Google Messages might soon bring end-to-end encryption for RCS

5 days ago   |   By Pocketnow

RCS is definitely convenient, but aside from limited availability, one key area where it lags behind instant messaging services like WhatsApp and Telegram is support for end-to-encryption as a privacy measure. But it appears that the Google Messages app will soon enable end-to-end encryption for RCS messages.
The latest build of Google Messages apps contains strings in its code that hint at the arrival of end-to-end encryption for RCS messages. The strings make it clear that users can send end-to-end encrypted RCS messages, but in case their connection is poor, they can fall back to the...
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Google is testing a major iMessage feature for RCS

Google is testing a major iMessage feature for RCS

5 days ago   |   By Phone Arena

, it appears that Google has plans to add end-to-end encryption for its text message replacement, Rich Communication Services. Last year Google finished rolling out RCS in the U.S.; because it sends messages over data networks instead of cellular, messages can be sent over Wi-Fi. It also allows users to type as many as 8,000 characters per message and makes it easier to share large image and video files. RCS also provides a read receipt showing that the party receiving the message has opened it, and also shows when a reply to a message is being typed out.
While ...
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Messages on the Mac may finally catch up to its iOS counterpart

5 days ago   |   By Engadget

The Messages app on the Mac has lagged behind its iOS equivalent for a long time - it's good for answering text messages without reaching for your iPhone, but many of the features and effects are missing. It might catch up this year, though. The 9to5...
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Google Messages may finally be adding end-to-end encryption for RCS

Google Messages may finally be adding end-to-end encryption for RCS

5 days ago   |   By The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge
An analysis of the latest update to Google Messages suggests it may be moving closer to having end-to-end encryption for RCS, according to 9to5 Google. Rich communication services, or RCS, is the successor to SMS messaging and does what most other texting services do, but without the end-to-end encryption that apps like Signal and iMessage have. Its widespread adoption has been a bit of a mess, but the major US cellular carriers announced late last year that they would offer RCS in 2020 .
Google first unveiled RCS chat as Android's primary texting...
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