RCS vs. SMS: Google Android Messages

Google just came out with a couple of announcements outlining its plans for this year’s Mobile World Congress. One of them was dedicated to RCS, an acronym you may have spotted in plenty of tech stories recently, especially the ones related to instant messaging.

RCS is short for Rich Communication Services, which is Google’s way of describing better SMS texting than anything you’ve experienced so far. RCS is the equivalent of having a WhatsApp-style experience, complete with rich content and true emoji, inside the standard SMS app on your phone.

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Why you should care about Google’s big push for RCS originally appeared on BGR.com on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 at 19:04:31 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.