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add RCS like Google messenger

Google Messenger like RCS features to Textra ex you can see when the other part is typing, etc.

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    John shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AdminMax (Admin, Textra SMS (Delicious)) responded  · 

    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.

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      • Michael commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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/

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Would love to see this added since many US carriers support RCS on their network. And my whole family uses Textra already!

      • John commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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?

        Thank you!

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