Our Advanced Messaging experience, Rich Communication Services (RCS), offers features like read and delivery receipts, is typing
notifications, large file transfers, and group chats. Advanced Messaging RCS is available for a growing list of popular smartphones
. Look for more phones to be added in the future.
Advanced Messaging RCS varies by smartphone and software version.
|Feature||Text messaging||Advanced Messaging RCS|
|Delivery receipts|| ||Yes|
|Read receipts|| ||Yes|
|Typing notifications|| ||Yes|
|File sharing up to 1MB||Yes|| |
|File sharing up to 100MB|| ||Yes|
|Group message up to 20 contacts||Yes|| |
|Group chat up to 100 contacts|| ||Yes|
|Open group chat (others can leave or be added to the same thread)|| ||Yes|
When you upgrade from a current Advanced Messaging RCS smartphone to a new smartphone featuring Messages by Google:
Good to know
- We suggest you use Samsung Smart Switch or other transferring applications to move messages from your current Samsung device to your new one if you don’t choose Copy apps & data during initial device setup. Smart Switch is in the app section in the Samsung folder.
- You can copy text, picture, multimedia, and RCS messages from your old Samsung device to your new one.
- You should know that AT&T Messages Backup & Sync (AMBS) isn’t compatible with Messages by Google.
: If you downloaded Messages by Google from Google Play Store on your previous smartphone, you may need to first de-register from Google RCS to accelerate setup with AT&T RCS Advanced Messaging on your new smartphone:
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- Enter your phone number at Messages by Google’s Disable Chat page.
- Open the Messages app, go into Messages settings, then Chat features, and toggle on Enable chat features.