RCS slated to launch in iOS 18

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Later next year, we will be adding support for RCS Universal Profile, the standard as currently published by the GSM Association,” an Apple spokesperson tells 9to5Mac. “We believe RCS Universal Profile will offer a better interoperability experience when compared to SMS or MMS. This will work alongside iMessage, which will continue to be the best and most secure messaging experience for Apple users.”

Now whether that means I can go and become a black sheep by adding an Android phone into my very iPhone carrying family’s group chat on iMessage is up for debate, but just being able to have richer green bubble convos is a good first start finally.

Chance Miller (@ChanceHMiller@mastodon.social) (Mastodon)

I have an answer to the million-dollar question: Apple says that RCS bubbles will be green.


One response
  1. Green bubble gang can finally chill?
    …of course not— they got upgraded from the waiting room to being seated at the bar but they won’t get to sit with the blue bubbles until RCS adds native E2E per Apple.