SMS, Short Messaging Service has turned 30 on 3rd November 2022. On its birthday google announced that in the coming week this messaging app will support end-to-end encryption for group chats. This new feature is an addition to the one-to-one conversations going on for a couple of years.
However, this feature is available only to the message users enrolled in the beta program.
To know more about Beta Program one can visit: https://support.google.com/messages/answer/9131090
Along with these features, the users will be able to soon react to RCS(Rich Communication Service) messages along with the emojis, currently what whats app is offering. On the 30th birthday of SMS, Google took a dig at Apple stating “all of the major mobile carriers and manufacturers have adopted RCS as the standard — except for Apple. Apple refuses to adopt RCS and continues to rely on SMS when people with iPhones message people with Android phones, which means their texting is stuck in the 1990s”.
Tim Cook, Apple CEO said that rather than adapting to RCS he would prefer converting Android users to iPhone.
The users will have to wait and watch Apple’s move towards RCS and how things will move forward in “Green Bubble Vs Blue Bubble”.