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Google, Samsung working on advanced messaging service

IANS  |  Seoul 

Electronics Co. has said it is working with Inc. to offer improved messaging experiences that would allow users to engage in group chats and video calls and transfer large files without the need for additional apps.

The collaboration will ensure that Messages and Messages will work together seamlessly, and it will boost coverage of Rich Communication Services (RCS), an upgrade to the messaging system, news agency reported.

The South Korean tech giant said it would work to bring RCS features to existing beginning with the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.

It also said its new Galaxy will natively support RCS messaging, starting with those on a set of carriers that have or will soon launch RCS.

"By furthering our robust partnership with Google, we will bring a richer messaging experience to our customers, letting them seamlessly chat with their friends and family across messaging platforms," Patrick Chomet, at Samsung's Mobile Communications Business, said in comments posted on the website of Mobile Press on Wednesday.

"This collaboration will help further the industry's momentum toward advanced messaging and global RCS coverage."

"Our partnership will further advance our shared vision of a substantially improved messaging experience on for users, brands and the broader ecosystem," Anil Sabharwal, at Google, said.

The move comes at a time when many people are opting to use popular messaging apps, such as and WeChat instead of traditional messaging.



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First Published: Fri, September 14 2018. 12:38 IST