iPhone adding RCS support with iOS 18 | News World

As expected, Apple announced RCS support for the iPhone’s Messages app with iOS 18 at WWDC 2024. This was first teased last November.

“RCS Messaging Support” was announced at the end of the iOS 18 section when software chief Craig Federighi was highlighting other new features. You can see it in the features grid above with a green bubble.

Apple did not share any further details (last year it specified RCS Universal Profile support), like when it’s launching. People were speculating whether it’s releasing with the initial iOS 18 release this fall or whether it’s coming later in the year in a point release.

Notably, Rich Communication Services was not mentioned when Apple was talking about the new features coming to Messages this year.

Some of those capabilities are straight from Google Messages, including the ability to react to a message with any emoji. These Emoji Tapbacks are accompanied by a vibrant color redesign of the defaults: heart,…

Source 9to5google.com

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