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Tech & Science RCS messaging comes to Windows 10's Your Phone app

12:50  18 february  2020
12:50  18 february  2020 Source:   engadget.com

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When Samsung' s new Galaxy S 20 phones make their way to stores early next month, they'll be able to relay RCS messages to Windows 10 PCs. It' s all thanks to Microsoft' s Your Phone app , which the company is updating to enable it to send and receive RCS texts when paired with Samsung' s

RCS on Windows 10 can now be enabled via Microsoft' s updated Your Phone app As of now, RCS messaging on a Windows 10 PC is exclusive to the Galaxy S 20 series phones . However, a tweet by Microsoft’ s Roberto Bojorquez suggests that support for more Android devices might arrive soon.

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When Samsung's new Galaxy S20 phones make their way to stores early next month, they'll be able to relay RCS messages to Windows 10 PCs. It's all thanks to Microsoft's Your Phone app, which the company is updating to enable it to send and receive RCS texts when paired with Samsung's Messages app. That means you'll be able to enjoy the protocol's tentpole features, such as typing indicators and read receipts, from your computer -- provided the person you're texting also has an RCS-capable device.

According to Microsoft's Roberto Bojorquez, the new RCS functionality is available "starting with" the Galaxy S20, suggesting the feature will work with other Samsung devices (and perhaps other Android phones) in the future. The integration comes as part of Samsung and Microsoft's ongoing partnership, which has in the past seen the South Korean company integrate apps like OneDrive into its devices.

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forcibly enable RCS on seemingly any recent phone here in the US via Google' s Messages app . There are just a handful of steps required to get RCS working on your phone , but you will need to systems, and you're still beholden to carriers when it comes to getting RCS conversations with others

The Your Phone app on Windows 10 now supports RCS messages with select Galaxy phones . RCS message support is available when using a Galaxy 20 series phone with the Your Phone app . You have to use the Samsung Messages app as your default SMS app to make the feature work with

If you don't plan to buy the S20, you can still send RCS messages on your computer by using the Google Messages web client. But as with everything RCS-related, there are a lot of requirements both you and the person you're texting have to meet before you can see the protocol at work. While it's a small step, efforts like the one Microsoft is making here help make the platform more useful.


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