Rich Communication Services
Mobile communication protocol / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dear Wikiwand AI, let's keep it short by simply answering these key questions:
Can you list the top facts and stats about Rich Communication Services?
Summarize this article for a 10 years old
Rich Communication Services (RCS) is a communication protocol between mobile telephone carriers and between phone and carrier, aiming at replacing SMS messages with a text-message system that is richer, provides phonebook polling (for service discovery), and can transmit in-call multimedia. It is part of the broader IP Multimedia Subsystem. Google added support for end-to-end encryption for all chats in their own RCS-based app, Messages.
It is also marketed as Advanced Messaging, chat features, joyn, SMSoIP, Message+, and SMS+.
In early 2020, it was estimated that RCS was available from 88 operators in 59 countries with approximately 390 million users per month.