iPhone now supports RCS messages, but no thanks to Apple

For several years now Google has been trying to “convince” Apple to embrace the standard RCS as for the messages. Sharing the same protocol, in fact, allows sending textual and multimedia content without any restrictions, but the Cupertino giant – at least for the moment – just doesn’t want to know. From the Californian offices everything is still silent, but surprisingly from today it is possible exchange SMS with RCS protocol also on iPhone. As? Thanks to the app Beeper.

Beeper brings the RCS standard to iPhone too

RCS stands for Rich Communication Services and it is a standard that “strengthens” the traditional SMS. In fact, it allows you to have much more conversations dynamics (thanks to multimedia content) and even more secure. Google promotes the adoption of chats with this protocol, rival Apple has instead reiterated on more than one occasion don’t want to hug him.

It is a rather criticized strategy of the Cupertino company, which – especially in the United States – points to the success of iMessage to convince those who have an Android smartphone to switch to iPhone, so that they can share and receive multimedia elements without any limitations. iMessage, in fact, guarantees the same advantages as the RCS protocol, but it is not a cross-platform service and is therefore not compatible with Android.

This obstacle can be bypassed with Beeperan app that brings together in one place all messaging platform: The system app for Messages, WhatsApp, Telegram, LinkedIn and so on.

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RCS protocol support is currently in fase beta, but everyone can already try it. To do this, you need to download the free iPhone app (from here) and then the latest version of the desktop client, i.e. 3.70.17. In the latter, the item must be ticked Google Messages in Settings > Chat Networks.

It is important to clarify that for all new users there is a waiting list to be respected, and this could make those who were looking forward to turn up their noses break down the barriers that still separate iOS and Android today.


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