If you’re using an Android phone and even occasionally using SMS, then Google Messages should be your go-to app. The continual development of the application has been excellent and the additional feature of RCS has been a game-changer. RCS is poised to take a leap towards being a genuine competitor to Apple’s iMessage with reactions.
The steps Google are taking towards a fully integrated messaging system are huge. We’re now seeing prompting to initiate video calls with Duo and attaching recent (within 5 minutes) photos to messages. It will be another huge step forward if the Messages app becomes a mandatory installation on all new devices to support the RCS platforms and continued communication integrations.
What is the next step needed for Google Messages to take on the big messaging players?