Google Messages App
Features of Google Messages App
Google Messages app offers a host of features that are similar to those offered by Apple’s iMessage platform. With RCS, there are no character limits, higher quality image and video files can be shared, messages are sent with end-to-end encryption, users receive a read receipt when a message they sent has been read by the recipient, and a typing indicator appears when a reply is being typed by the recipient.
To ensure that users get the most out of the app, Google has made it easy to toggle on and off certain features such as read receipts and typing indicators. To do that, open the Google Messages app and tap on the picture profile in the upper right corner of the search field. Tap on Message settings > RCS chats and make sure Send read receipts and Show typing indicators are both toggled on.
Google has also been trying to pressure Apple to support RCS on iOS. This would end the green bubble bullying that takes place when an Android user joins a group chat made up of iOS users and disables all of the special iMessage features including end-to-end encryption, read receipts, typing indicators, and higher-quality images.
Lastly, if you have an Android phone and want a chat experience equal to Apple’s iMessage platform, you need to install the Google Messages app (also known as Messages by Google). You can find it in the Play Store.