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Verizon formally makes Google Messages the default messaging app for all Android telephones

Firstly of July, AT&T introduced that it was altering the default textual content messaging app for all of its Android telephones to Google Messages. With T-Cell already on board, Verizon was the one main US provider that was not dedicated to utilizing Google Messages encrypted RCS resolution. That’s till now.

Verizon is asserting that it has teamed with Google to make Google Messages the default messaging app on Android telephones offered by Verizon. Certainly, anybody with an Android system on Verizon already had the liberty to obtain the app from the Play Retailer and set it as default however making Google Messages the default app out of the field makes messaging extra more likely to be end-to-end encrypted (offered each events are utilizing Google Messages).

Messages by Google shall be preloaded, beginning subsequent 12 months, on all Verizon Android units, enabling customers to take pleasure in rick messaging options, equivalent to sending and receiving higher-quality pictures and movies, chatting over Wi-Fi or information, figuring out when your message is learn, having fun with extra dynamic and interesting group chats, and securely chatting with different Messages customers in obtainable one-on-one conversations with end-to-end encryption.

RCS can also be attracting as a direct-to-consumer communication channel for Companies.

Companies may also be capable of construct and handle messaging to extra successfully attain their clients. RCS will permit Verizon Android customers the choice to simply join with companies to buy merchandise, make reservations, ask questions and extra.

Verizon shall be including full RCS compatibility with its self-branded Verizon Message+ app by the tip of this 12 months. We assume because of this RCS messages shall be inter-operable with Google Messages and Verizon’s Messaging app. We hope this consists of end-to-end encryption as nicely.


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