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How to schedule a text message on Android

In today’s busy world communicating with someone is as simple as taking your smartphone and sending a short message. However, most of us with a busy schedule often tend to forget to send an important
Those RCS chat 'hacks' for Google Messages will stop working by the end of the month (Update: More details from Google)

Those RCS chat 'hacks' for Google Messages will stop working by the end of the month (Update: More details from Google)

Update 1: 2020/02/10 4:37pm PST More information from Google Before Google saved us all from the tyranny of the carriers, some enterprising folks worked out a sort of "hack" that enabled Google's
Here’s how to use RCS messaging on “most” Android phones

Here’s how to use RCS messaging on “most” Android phones

RCS is the evolution of SMS, but it's off to a slow start. Google has started with its own fix for next-gen chat features. Here's how to get it to work.

Google testing out floating bubbles in Android Messages app

One of the things that Google originally intended for Android 10 was to have a bubbles notification feature. For some reason, despite testing it out in the beta versions, it didn’t make the final cut.

RCS messaging is now available to all Android users in the US

After years of delays and very limited rollouts, next-generation texting is finally available to all Android users in the US. Android Messages product manager Sanaz Ahari has confirmed that the

Google adds verified SMS and spam protection to Messages

Google is rolling out a few improvements to the Messages app on Android that will help make your texting experience a little safer, although it’s not quite related to the RCS rollout that’s been

Messages will now get Verified SMS and Spam Protection

Carriers and OEMs are doing their best to help consumers with all those annoying, disruptive, and sometimes dangerous spam and robocalls. But what about protection from nefarious entities that will
Sick of messages from unknown businesses? Google will help you now

Sick of messages from unknown businesses? Google will help you now

No more second guessing if an SMS from a business is fake or not.
Google adds verified SMS and spam protection to Messages app

Google adds verified SMS and spam protection to Messages app

Google is rolling out two security-focused features -- verified SMS and real-time spam protection -- to its Android Messages app from today.

Verified SMS now rolling out for Google Messages in the US

With spam calls and messages still a big problem, especially in the U.S., carriers and OEMs, are doing their best to help out their users. Previously, some folks saw that Google’s Messages app was
Everything you wanted to know about Google's RCS but were afraid to ask

Everything you wanted to know about Google's RCS but were afraid to ask

Following the formal reveal that Google is rolling out its flavor of RCS in the US, we had a few lingering questions, like what happens to folks that previously used the "hack," has the security used

Google rolls out next-gen RCS texting to Android users in the US

At long last, you can get next-gen text messaging on your Android phone in the US without vendor-specific support or resorting to unofficial tricks. Google is rolling out Rich Communication Services
Google activates RCS messaging in the US (Update: Available to all US users)

Google activates RCS messaging in the US (Update: Available to all US users)

Regardless of your carrier or smartphone make and model, you can now use RCS messaging in the United States.
Google is Done Waiting for Carriers, Rolls Out RCS to US in Messages Today

Google is Done Waiting for Carriers, Rolls Out RCS to US in Messages Today

Google is doing it, they are finally doing it. RCS is broadly rolling out to the US through Google’s Messages app starting today. Google shared the news with us this morning in a somewhat striking
RCS vs WhatsApp: Thoughts from a long-time WhatsApp user

RCS vs WhatsApp: Thoughts from a long-time WhatsApp user

Spoiler alert: I probably won't be switching from WhatsApp. Here's why.
Opinion: Screw the carriers, Google should roll out RCS messaging worldwide

Opinion: Screw the carriers, Google should roll out RCS messaging worldwide

I don’t know how many people have taken advantage of the RCS “hack” recently discovered in Google Messages, which allows almost anyone to hop onto Google’s Jibe servers for RCS/Chat messaging, but it
(Update: Breaking for some, carrier-specific servers) Screw your carrier, here's how to enable RCS in the Messages app yourself right now

(Update: Breaking for some, carrier-specific servers) Screw your carrier, here's how to enable RCS in the Messages app yourself right now

Update 1: 2019/10/31 1:13pm PDT New details regarding carrier-specific Jibe servers have surfaced thanks to /u/LinkofHyrule. For those that ran into issues during setup, or who are experiencing

Trick allows RCS messaging on virtually any Android phone

Google is trying to speed up RCS' rollout on Android, but you might have a way to enable it sooner than that. Reddit users have posted a trick that lets you enable the richer texting on any compatible
Screw your carrier, here's how to enable RCS in the Messages app yourself right now

Screw your carrier, here's how to enable RCS in the Messages app yourself right now

Even though it sounded like there might be some caveats, the big four US carriers recently announced that they'd finally get their act together and roll out a joint RCS system, bringing modern
I Think the Internet Just Figured Out a Way to Force RCS on Your Android Phone

I Think the Internet Just Figured Out a Way to Force RCS on Your Android Phone

RCS might have arrived in the US without the greenlight from Google and before the carriers can push their own version in 2020. The Internet, because it will always be undefeated, might have figured