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Here’s how to enable the RCS chat on your device

how to enable rcs chat

The latest Google Messages beta brings RCS chat to Android devices, you can enable it in a hidden settings menu.

You need to follow the full steps below, and this method is working in the U.S. (on AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint) and around the world between other carriers.

how to enable rcs chat

Image: YouTube/Jeff Springer

To get RCS chat on your Android phone right now, here are the steps:

  1.  Get the latest beta version of Google’s Messages app. You can opt-in to the beta for the Play Store here, and or download it from APK Mirror.
  2. Download and install Activity Launcher.
  3. Turn off WiFi
  4. Open Activity Launcher
  5. Tap ‘Recent Activities,’ and in the menu choose ‘All Activities.’
  6. Look for ‘Android Messages.’
  7. Tap it, then scroll until you find ‘Set RCS Flags’ (
  8. After pressing it select ‘ACS Url’ and in the menu select ‘’
  9. Follow setup in Android Messages. Will take around three minutes. If it doesn’t work, continue reading.
  10. Clear the data of ‘Carrier Services’ and force stop ‘Android Messages.’
  11. Repeat steps 4-7.
  12. Select OTP Pattern, and in the menu click, ‘Your\sMessenger\sverification\scode\sis\sG-(\d{6}).’

To confirm it worked, open Messages, tap top-right menu>Settings>Chat features. You should see the status as “Connected”.


Try these additional steps:

  1. Go to Settings > Apps and find “Carrier Services.” It’s a system app, so you’ll need to tap on the overflow menu and select “show system apps.”
  2. Once you find it, clear data on the app.
  3. In Settings > Apps, find Messages and force stop it.

Thank you, /r/UniversalProfile, NashRadical/

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