Verizon Communications will make Google’s Messages the default messaging app on all Android devices it sells starting next year, the US wireless carrier said on Tuesday.
With RCS, users can send and receive high-quality photos and videos, chat over WiFi or cellular data and know when messages were read, among other features.
Earlier this year, AT&T and T-Mobile announced they would make Google’s messaging app as the default one on all their Android devices.
“Customers using Verizon’s Message+ app will also get full access to RCS capabilities by the end of the year,” Verizon said in a statement.
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