Samsung and Google are working together on the Rich Communication Services (RCS). This partnership will bring Samsung Messages and Android Messages to work seamlessly, the RCS messaging will also enable chat over WiFi, rich group chats, typing indicators, read receipts and share high-resolution photos and videos across platform.
For brands and developer community that creates RCS Business Messaging experience (GSMA Universal Profile 2.0 based) using either messaging platform, will be able to reach both Android Messages and Samsung Messages users.
RCS capabilities will be available for select Galaxy smartphones on carriers that support RCS. Smartphones that will get RCS are Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, S8 Active, S9, S9+, Note8, Note9, and select A and J series running Android 9.0 or later. This is also dependent on the country and carrier.