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Google enables end-to-end encryption for Android's default SMS/RCS app

1 month ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / If you and your chatting partner are both on Google Messages and both have RCS enabled, you'll see these lock icons to show that encryption is on.
Google has announced that end-to-end encryption is rolling out to users of Google Messages, Android's default SMS and RCS app. The feature has been in testing for months, and now it's coming to everyone.
Encryption in Google Messages works only if both users are on the service. Both users must also be in a 1:1 chat , and they both must have RCS turned on. RCS was supposed to be a replacement for SMS-an on-by-default, carrier-driven...
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9to5Google Daily 677: Google Messages adds ability to star texts while end-to-end encryption leaves beta, plus more

9to5Google Daily 677: Google Messages adds ability to star texts while end-to-end encryption leaves beta, plus more

1 month ago   |   By 9to5Google

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