Better carrier messaging for everyone
Texting changed the way we communicate, but it’s out of date. Today we want messaging that lets us do things like share high-res photos and larger files, chat with a group, know when messages are read, or make video calls.
RCS makes all this possible, and now the mobile industry is coming together to bring it to users everywhere.
The universal RCS profile
and Android client
While RCS messaging was designed to move mobile networks beyond texting, different approaches made it difficult and costly for carriers to bring it to users.
By aligning on the universal RCS profile - with Google providing the RCS Android client - carriers can now provide RCS messaging across the Android ecosystem.
for the RCS ecosystem
With reliable global infrastructure and a consistent user experience, Google’s RCS tools are here to help the mobile community deliver better messaging everywhere.
Deliver RCS services to Android users everywhere
Easily launch and manage RCS services with Google-hosted infrastructure
Access the global RCS services network with one connection
The RCS client
Google is partnering with carriers and OEMs to offer a messaging client for Android that supports SMS, MMS, and RCS, and will be based on the universal profile. The client will be interoperable with any RCS-compliant client across any platform.
Easily updatable from the Google Play store, the upgraded client will deliver a unified messaging experience across the Android ecosystem.