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Texting changed the way we communicate, but it’s out of date.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.

Rich Communication Services (RCS) makes all this possible, and now the mobile industry is coming together to bring it to users everywhere.

The universal RCS profile

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 GSMA's universal RCS profile - with the Messages RCS client app - carriers can now provide RCS messaging across the Android ecosystem.

Messages:
The RCS client for Android

Google is partnering with carriers and OEMs to offer a native messaging client, Messages, for RCS, SMS and MMS messaging. Messages supports the GSMA’s Universal Profile for interoperability across operator networks and devices.

Easily updatable from the Google Play store, the upgraded client will deliver a unified messaging experience across the Android ecosystem.

Google technology
for the RCS ecosystem

With reliable global infrastructure and a consistent user experience, Google’s RCS technology helps the mobile community deliver better messaging everywhere.

Messages

Deliver RCS messaging to Android users everywhere

Jibe Cloud

Easily launch and manage RCS services with Google-hosted infrastructure

Jibe Hub

Access the global RCS network with one connection

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