Many people depend on SMS on a daily basis — to make plans, ascertain an appointment, or keep in contact with pals. However whilst smartphones have turn out to be extra tough and the apps we use on them extra colourful, SMS hasn't modified so much. It is nonetheless simply undeniable textual content. We consider this same old messaging revel in will have to be higher, so thru a cellular business initiative referred to as RCS (Wealthy Communications Products and services), we’ve dedicated to running with carriers and producers to improve SMS to a extra enhanced messaging revel in for folks all over.
Ultimate month, we announced our first service supporting this richer messaging revel in. Now we’re bringing RCS to much more other folks through running with Rogers Communications to release RCS messaging to their Android customers in Canada.
Rogers customers could have get right of entry to to enhanced options — together with staff chat, high-res photograph sharing and skim receipts — as a part of their same old messaging revel in on Android. You'll be able to get entry to the upgraded messaging revel in through downloading the Messenger app for Android units from the Google Play Retailer, and the carrier might be powered by way of the Jibe RCS cloud. We’re starting to roll out the improved messaging revel in nowadays, and it is going to be to be had to all Rogers customers quickly.
Subsequent yr, Rogers intends to preload Messenger as the usual messaging app for new Android units. We’re excited to offer a greater messaging revel in to Canadians, and look ahead to launching RCS with extra companions within the coming months.