Google sex text chat

Instead of continuing to push Allo — or creating yet another new chat app — Google is instead going to introduce new features into the default Android Messages app, like GIF search and Google Assistant.

Android Messages will be the default on many (but not all) Android phones.

Chat messages will be sent with your data plan instead of your SMS plan, so you’ll likely only be charged for whatever (minimal) data it costs to send a message. If you are texting somebody who have Chat enabled or is not an Android user, your messages will revert back to SMS — much in the same way that an i Message does.

Google has been quietly corralling every major cellphone carrier on the planet into adopting technology to replace SMS.

It’s going to be called “Chat,” and it’s based on a standard called the “Universal Profile for Rich Communication Services.” SMS is the default that everybody has to fall back to, and so Google’s goal is to make that default texting experience on an Android phone as good as other modern messaging apps.

Google won’t build the i Message clone that Android fans have clamored for, but it seems to have cajoled the carriers into doing it for them.

In order to have some kind of victory in messaging, Google first had to admit defeat. Instead, think of it more like a new set of features inside the app already installed on most Android phones.

As a result of Google’s “try everything” approach to messaging, the company currently has four major competing messaging apps: Hangouts, Allo, Duo, and Android Messages. Hangouts is becoming an enterprise app to compete with Slack, called “Hangouts Chat” instead of being a consumer focused app.

That transition is taking awhile and at some point, Google will need to clear up its messaging for consumers that are still using Hangouts for personal texting.

Samsung phones will also support Chat using Samsung’s app.

You will still be able to download Google’s app if you’d prefer to use it, though it seems unlikely that third-party developers will be able to create full RCS-enabled apps.

“I’m coming into this as a consumer product person,” Sabharwal says.

Six months ago, he took over the communications team and took inventory of Google’s offerings and strategies.

“Chat” is the consumer-friendly name for Rich Communication Services (RCS), the new standard that’s meant to supplant SMS, and it will automatically be turned on inside Android Messages, the OS’s default app for texting.

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