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Galaxy S20 Users Can Now Send RCS Messages through Your Phone

Samsung Galaxy S20 users can now make use of RCS functionality like read receipts, real-time typing notifications, and more via their PC.


is once again expanding the functionality of Your Phone, an app designed to link phones to Windows PCs. This time, the focus is RCS, a messaging protocol designed to replace the traditional SMS.

Users could previously send Multimedia Message Service (MMS) texts through , but RCS builds on that functionality. It includes features like read receipts, typing indicators, high-res photos, named group chats, and much more. It is essentially bringing Android closer to 's holy grail of messaging services, iMessage.

Unfortunately, tapping into this functionality from your PC currently requires one of the latest devices. S20 phones are the only ones to support it so far, owing to Microsoft's partnership with the Korean phone-maker.

On top of this, you'll have to be using Samsung Messages to make use of the feature. If you're still a user of 's messaging service, you're out of luck. Microsoft says this functionality is ‘starting' with the S20 series, which suggests it will roll out to more devices soon. Interestingly, the supported Samsung devices don't include the Galaxy Z-flip foldable, which launched alongside the S20.

Wider Android support may be dependant on Google, and I wouldn't hold your breath if that's the case. While the search giant hasn't outright impeded Microsoft's efforts to link the two OSes, it hasn't been jumping to help. ChromeOS directly competes with Windows in some areas, after all.

However, it's worth noting that you can message from your PC via Google's Messages for Web. If you're using the new Microsoft Edge, you can install this like a standalone app by pressing the ‘+' symbol in your address bar.

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Ryan has had a passion for gaming and technology since early childhood. Fusing the skills from his Creative Writing and Publishing degree with profound technical knowledge, he enjoys covering news about Microsoft. As an avid writer, he is also working on his debut novel.

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