I appreciate your interest in having the RCS supported on the native (Samsung) Messages app. At the moment, we are unable to comment on the service which we don't currently offer. Please stay tuned we will update the Community as the information becomes available.
From what I've read about RCS, Samsung's stock texting app is supposed to be inter-operable with Android Messages as they both support whats called the RCS "Universal Profile".
The Universal Profile is what Google is pushing and gaining traction with. Prior to the RCS UP, some carriers had and still have RCS but it isn't compatible with other RCS servers.
I'm pretty sure in the RCS whitepaper they mention Samsung's app client uses the UP.
Down the road / in the future, I have to imagine that other app makers will adopt RCS into their apps.
Features that Viber or WeChat or Textra have that are unique to their ecosystems will be coded into the RCS Universal Profile (server software), and any other app maker/competitor that wants to support those features can add them into their apps (client software).
Features such as 'stickers' and deleting messages sent as a mistake and 'Snaps' like what Snapchat does.
The whole benefit to the RCS UP is to get the carriers (Rogers/Bell/Telus) involved in Internet chatting... SMS/MMS is limited and not preferred these days. The bonus is that if someone you Chat with doesn't have a UP client app on their device (iPhone), then a regular SMS is sent in place of the RCS Chat message.
Google Hangouts did all of this and some more (with Google Voice in the USA) but was limited as it could not send SMS/MMS.
It's certainly a good news for those who love the Samsung Messages app. We don't have any new information to share about supporting RCS with the Samsung Messages yet. As always please stay tuned we will gladly share any updates.
How do you set up RCS on Pixel 3 XL
Is it possible to set up RCS with a Pixel 3 XL device? If so and how? I've tried the Activity launcher method, which doesn't work for some reason. Or is this feature only available on the Pixel 4.
Note 9 October update Samsung RCS service
Well I did the update today and there is no RCS on the native app
or the android message app
Good evening @Orinarhomill,
Thanks for your post! We're you able to sort this out since you last posted?
We hope it's resolved but to help you out further, we'd need to know where you encountered the problem and if you got any error message. Some Android users suggest you turn off Wi-Fi before initiating the setup steps, while others are reporting turning on Wi-Fi is helping them pass the "Stuck on verifying" issue.
Let us know!
Welcome to the Rogers Community @angelop!
I understand your desire to access Rich Communication Service features.
Have you also tried by registering for the Google Messages beta and downloading Activity Launcher?
The first prep step involves registering for the Google Messages beta version. Unfortunately, this trick won’t work in the current version of Messages, so you’ll need beta access. Just tell Google you want beta access, then download the Messages (Beta) app.
Looking forward to your replies!