RCS messages are here – thanks, Google – but there's still the possibility that you can not flip the switch because Google does too. Yes, it's another feature rollout. So you're going to stare at your phone for an unknown amount of time, hoping you'll see the setting you can use to activate something that sounds really awesome on paper .
If you have no idea what we're talking about, here's the super-short version. Think of RCS Messaging as a much improved version of SMS, the way you are currently texting your friends all day long. With advanced character limits (8,000), read-only support, end-to-end encryption (1
9459011), cross-device sync, and web-based chat features, this is the news development that Android has needed for some time. 19659003] While people have found clever solutions to manually enable RCS messages on their devices, this is the simpler method – assuming Google has implemented the feature for you. To verify this, you must first make sure that the Google App Messages is installed on your device – standard on pixels, but not guaranteed on other androids ( cough Samsung cough ) ,  From there, open the app and tap the three-point icon in the upper-right corner, and then tap Settings . Tap Chat Features (if available), enter your phone number, and make sure your status changes from Setup to Connected. Boom, you are now using RCS and you can take part in all functions as long as the person you talk to at the other end has RCS enabled on their device.