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Tech & Science Update Your Android's 'Carrier Services' App To See If You Have RCS Messaging

23:50  11 december  2019
23:50  11 december  2019 Source:   lifehacker.com.au

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See when friends are typing" — prompting you to set up RCS /Chat for Messages . Try the following steps if you run into issues: Force stop the Messages app and open it again. Some have also reported success after installing Carrier Services if it wasn't previously present on their devices. Our instructions have been updated with these carrier -specific servers.

Latest Android messages beta version gets you RCS messaging feature on most of the United States (USA) carriers like Download and install/ update the latest Android Messages app from above. Make sure you have enabled New ACS URLs: If you still do not see the Chat features enabled

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RCS messaging, the next iteration of text messaging that Google has embraced for its Android operating system, has been rolling out to Android smartphones since November. That doesn’t mean that your phone, on your carrier, can use this super-improved version of SMS, but a new update to your Carrier Services application might unlock it for you.

As 9to5Google notes, a brand-new update for your Carrier Services app is opening up RCS messaging for even more combinations of carriers and devices, including various Google Pixels, Samsung Galaxies, and even some OnePlus Android devices. Verizon users seem to be getting the love with this Carrier Services update, too, so if you’re a fan of Big Red, you’ll definitely want see if this update makes you ready for RCS messaging.

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RCS Chat features are steadily rolling out to Android phones. Open Google Messages on your Android phone. If you don't have the app , you can download it for free. When you message someone else who also has RCS enabled, the chat will automatically offer the enhanced messaging

Thanks largely to a smart hack, you can enable RCS messaging on your Android phone regardless of carriers . Let me show you how this trick works! Make sure you have the Activity Launcher app installed on your device. If you don’t have one, download it right now from the Google Play Store.

To update the Carrier Services app to the most recent version (32.0.283645144), simply pull up Google Play, tap the hamburger icon to pull up its menu, tap “My Apps & Games,” and update Carrier Services (and any other apps still in your queue). If you’re unsure whether you have the most up-to-date version, you can check app via the “Apps & Notifications” section of your Android’s Settings app. It’s easy.

Once you’ve updated Carrier Services, make sure you’ve installed Google’s Messages app, if it’s not already on your device, and fire it up. If you see a “Messages just got better” pop-up, tap “agree” to start the process of enabling RCS messaging. If you don’t, or if you’re not sure if you’ve already flipped the switch on this feature, pull up Settings> Chat Features, if the latter exists. Look for your “status” to say “Connected,” which means you’re using RCS messaging. Lucky you.

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