RCS messaging lands in Your Phone app for Windows 10

RCS messaging

Microsoft has been making great progress with its Your Phone app recently. The app -- which makes it possible to use an Android smartphone in conjunction with Windows 10 -- has now gained support for RCS messaging.

It has been possible to send regular text messages via Your Phone for some time but now, thanks to a new partnership with Samsung, next-generation RCS messaging is available to some users too.

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The bad news is that, for now, the feature is only available to people with a Samsung Galaxy S20 handset. If you do have a Galaxy S20, you'll need to use Samsung Messages as your default SMS app to take advantage of RCS.

Microsoft's Roberto Bojorquez announced the partnership with Samsung in a tweet:

This is not the first time Samsung has got first dibs on Your Phone features, so for the Galaxy S20 to get RCS first is not a huge surprise. Hopefully it won't be too long before support extends to other handsets from other manufacturers.

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