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Google Messages end-to-end encryption for RCS Chat is rolling out to everyone

Google Messages end-to-end encryption for RCS Chat is rolling out to everyone

As part of today's big announcements from Google, the company snuck in a bit of a surprise: Separate from the embargo details we were provided, Google is also announcing that end-to-end encryption for Chat/RCS messages in Google Messages is now out of beta — at least, for one-on-one conversations.

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Google Messages is making it easier to keep track of that address you always forget

Google Messages is making it easier to keep track of that address you always forget

With RCS, Google has positioned its Messages app to take on WhatsApp, Telegram, and any other online chat app aiming for communication domination. Although it has come a long way since its earliest days as Android's default SMS client, Messages is still missing a handful of features found in the competition. Thankfully, you can cross pinned conversations off the list today, as Google is adding starred messages to its app.

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Google Messages can suggest adding calendar events while you chat (APK Download)

Google Messages can suggest adding calendar events while you chat (APK Download)

Contextual suggestions in Google Messages aren't new. The app can already offer up stickers, Assistant recommendations, smart replies, and some actions while you're talking to your contacts, and it's that latter ability that seems to be expanding. Among the new actions, Messages can now propose adding a calendar event when you bring up a specific time and date during a chat.

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Samsung Messages starts adding support for Google RCS Chat

Samsung Messages starts adding support for Google RCS Chat

Google's history with messaging is a long and winding road, but the company finally started making some more serious progress last year when it began rolling out RCS-powered chat features that didn't require carrier approval. Since then, Google has made RCS available worldwide through the Google Messages app. Now it looks like Samsung is starting to bring support for Google's chat features to its own Samsung Messages app.

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Verizon brings next-gen RCS messaging to Pixel 3 and 3 XL, starting today

Verizon brings next-gen RCS messaging to Pixel 3 and 3 XL, starting today

RCS has been a long time coming, but the last few carrier holdouts in the US are finally starting to push out support for the "enhanced messaging" standard. Earlier this year, T-Mobile rolled the feature out to the Galaxy S7, then the S8, and now Verizon is joining in on the fun a bit earlier than originally expected, pushing out RCS support to Google's latest Pixel 3 and 3 XL starting this morning.

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