Yesterday came the news that Verizon will switch to offer Google Messages as the standard messaging app for RCS, starting in 2022. This marks the third of the three major operators in the US that make such a move and follow in the footsteps of T Mobil and AT&T .
This is great news for Android users, as it means that most phones sold in the US, whether they are cheap devices or the best Android phones, will be able to communicate reliably and securely with each other without having to download a third party. messaging app.
This is thanks in part to Google bringing end-to-end encrypted messaging (E2E) to the Google Messages app. E2E is a feature that has long been supported on other popular messaging apps such as WhatsApp, Signal and even Apple’s iMessage. It has long been felt that using the standard messaging app is the easiest thing to do for most phone buyers, so with this move you do not have to worry so much to try to convince friends and family to switch to another messaging app.
Here at AC, we were quite concerned with this latest development, as were several members of AC forums.