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Actually not lol.
Just as importantly, Google has announced that it’s finally beginning to enable a key privacy feature: end-to-end encryption. For Android users who use Android Messages, one-on-one chats will eventually be end-to-end encrypted by default, meaning neither carriers nor Google will be able to read the content of those messages.
So, how do I know if it's sending via RCS or via SMS? (i've got the feature enabled to send over wifi/mobile "when available")
Will all messages I receive reply using RCS now?
Is the cost simply just Data? What's the data cost compared to that of say Whatsapp or Telegram per message?
What happens if a send a message to someone without Google Messages as their default SMS app? Do I get charged for an SMS?
For those not in the know, this article doesn't really explain all that much.
Most of the world uses WhatsApp. The two exceptions are:You obviously don't have many international friends.
Japan doesn't and neither does Thailand or the Philippines. Those are from personal experience traveling there and no-one knows what it is in any of those countries. I had to install Line for Japan and Thailand and the Philippines use FB Messenger.Most of the world uses WhatsApp. The two exceptions are:
1. China because it's banned.
2. The US because everyone has unlimited SMS plans and there are many citizens who don't have international friends.