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Android Tips and Tricks: How to check if your phone has RCS?

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RCS has recognized as the future of messaging on Android. It carries various features found in Apple’s iMessage and modern instant messaging platforms like WhatsApp.

RCS messaging is available globally, although not all Android phones have it. In this article, we’ll show you how to check if your specific Android smartphone has RCS support.

How to check RCS availability on your Android smartphone?

Your Android smartphone must have RCS support to enjoy these benefits. Here’s how you can check if you have RCS available.


  1. Download and install Google’s Messages app if you don’t already have it.
  2. Open the Messages app.
  3. Tap the three-dot menu on the top right.
  4. Select Settings from the list of options given in the pop-up menu.
  5. Tap General to open the general settings page.
  6. After that, select Chat features.
  7. If RCS is available on your device, you’ll see an option to Enable chat features.
  8. If your Android device doesn’t have these options, that means you can’t use RCS.

RCS support is still patchy, although Google rolled it out globally in 2020. It is only available on smartphones running Android 5.0 or later.

But despite this, RCS is a giant leap forward for better messaging on Android. It gives Android users the coveted features that Apple has long provided to iPhone users on iMessage.

Besides, ensure you have the latest version of Google’s Messages app installed and is set as the default messaging app.

But even with that, you need to keep in mind that RCS is not available on all devices and carriers. For Samsung Galaxy users, the OEM’s default messaging app also has RCS support.

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