Last month, Verizon planned to launch Universal Profile RCS early next year. The Google-Backed Message Standard is now set to…
Last month, Verizon planned to launch Universal Profile RCS early next year. The Google-Backed Message Standard is now set to officially roll out on December 6 for Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.
Earlier today Verizon employees noted the Reddit launch, with the carrier officially confirmed it in a statement to several publications this afternoon. While Verizon already supports advanced features like read quote and type indicators in its first party Messages + app, Universal Profile ensures operator interoperability.
Verizon refers to Google as “Chat” and “enhanced messaging”. The internal document posted by employees provides a full list of features and names the Google Messages app as a place to access the new functionality:
This functionality only works for users who have chat enabled on their devices, which is especially the case in group calls. Otherwise, the other party will receive messages as SMS / MMS. Other spy features already available in Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Messages include “local sharing, mobile payment, send audio recording, send stickers and more.”
While limited to the two made by Google phones, this is a good sign that the SMS / MMS remuneration finally happens to a significant extent and comes to US users
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