add RCS like Google messenger
Google Messenger like RCS features to Textra ex you can see when the other part is typing, etc.
We wish we could! Google are the only ones that can do RCS at the moment. Until they provide the RCS interfaces on Android for everyone.
Would absolutely love to see this soon!! I've had to switch to Google messages and I really miss using textra!!
Tim Gallagher commented
It's 2023, sad really to see RCS support is not widespread. Would love it if you could get this added.
Thomas Drury commented
How about a follow up? Multiple platforms are using RCS now
It is definitely possible for third party developers to do this, there are other apps on the Play store that support this. Please add RCS support!
Sacha Obado commented
@Max you guys can implement the GSMA Universal Profile from here: https://www.gsma.com/futurenetworks/rcs/universal-profile/ and then you can also check out this github: https://github.com/android-rcs/rcsjta
It seems possible but complicated with Android < 11, but with Android 11 Google will probably add RCS API.
Hi. Hoping to see if there is an update on this. RCS seems to be growing and forcing users off of Textra to other worse apps
C. J. Cox commented
Is RCS support possible now?
any updates about this ?
@Max - Looks like there's a Github submission for RCS-e: https://github.com/android-rcs/rcsjta
Along the same idea as this - for those contacts that are Advanced Messaging enabled (and so video calling is also likely an option) just add an icon to the contact screen to do an immediate video call. Shouldn't be too terribly difficult to do.
For behavior to emulate, just look at the Google Contacts app: there are buttons for video call and message, so in the case of Textra, just normal call and video call.
@Max, maybe this helps in your efforts? https://github.com/android-rcs/rcsjta
Totally agree on this, but need to clarify this for the average Joe/Jane. It's basically SMS/MMS on steroids....
RCS is a standardized protocol similar to iMessage (or WhatsApp/FB Messenger/etc) across a growing number of carriers & nations. It's now officially adopted by Sprint and signs of T-Mobile and AT&T in the near future. If/When this standard is adopted across most or all carriers, it will wipe out the exclusivity and issues associated with proprietary services like iMessage.
A nice article: https://www.wired.com/2017/02/google-support-for-rcs/
Adam Mercer commented
Is there an Android ticket that we should star to add out vote to open up these APIs?
RCS Support for Textra
Would love to see this added since many US carriers support RCS on their network. And my whole family uses Textra already!
I meant to say "Add Google Messenger-like RCS features to Textra ex.: you can see when the other party is typing, etc."
Wesley Thurston commented
I would love to see full support for AT&T's Advanced Messaging system based on the RCS standard. This allows you to see sent and received status in real time as well as if someone is replying. It also allows MMS to be sent up to 10MB.
WiFi SMS/MMS support on AT&T phones that support it would also be amazing to have.
Sure I can use the stock messaging app on my Galaxy S7 Edge for that, but who in their right mind would ever want to give up Textra?