The fact you are here reading on Innov8tiv means you are tech savvy, and you probably ditched the plain old SMS for the more interesting messaging apps like WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal, Viber and the ‘whole gang.’ However, stats show that about 8 trillion SMS still get sent per year, which means there is still a sizeable amount of people out there who are still using SMS.
Well, Google after intensive lobbying with carriers and OEMs around the world is now prepping to launch a new messaging app Chat. This chat app will do away with the conventional SMS messaging on Android and usher in the Universal Profile for Rich Communication Services (RCS) standards.
The rollout of RCS is set to take place within the next few months. As it works out if you and your contacts both have Android phones and are using carriers supporting RCS messaging. You will be able to send a rich text back and forth; the message will support sending of not just text, but also full-resolution images and video.
It will also have other features such as read receipt, typing …read more