RCS messaging lands in Your Phone app for Windows 10
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:
Proud to announce that we have partnered with the Samsung Messages team to bring RCS messaging support to #yourphone app via #linktowindows. Starting with the #galaxys20series you will be able to send and receive RCS texts from PC if your default SMS app is Samsung Messages!
— Roberto Bojorquez [Microsoft] (@bojorchess) February 15, 2020
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.