Verizon and Google team up to deliver improved messaging

BASKING RIDGE, NJ, July 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Verizon has announced a collaboration with Google to extend advanced messaging services to Android users in the United States starting next year using the Messages app by Google. The service is based on the Rich Communications Service (RCS) standard, which provides a more interactive and modern messaging experience directly from Messages by Google.

“Our customers rely on us to provide a reliable, advanced and simple messaging platform to stay in touch with the people who matter most in their lives,” said Ronan Dunne, Executive Vice President and CEO of Verizon Consumer Group . “By working with Google, Verizon will provide our Android users with a solid messaging experience that will allow them to interact with loved ones, brands and businesses in new and innovative ways. “

Through this collaboration, Messages will work with Verizon’s RCS network and messaging service to provide a seamless experience for Android users. Additionally, Google will work with Verizon to provide a strong business-to-consumer messaging ecosystem using RCS.

“Verizon and Google have worked together on Android since the early days of smartphones, and we’re excited to be working with Verizon today to deliver a modern messaging experience to our users,” said Hiroshi Lockheimer, senior vice president of platforms. Google forms. & Ecosystems.

Google Messages will be preloaded, starting next year, on all Verizon Android devices, allowing consumers to take advantage of rich messaging features, such as sending and receiving higher quality photos and videos. , chat over Wi-Fi or data, know when your message is read, enjoy more dynamic and engaging group chats, and chat securely with other Messages users in one-to-one conversations available with end-to-end encryption end.

Businesses will also be able to create and manage messages to more effectively reach their customers. RCS will make it easy for Android Verizon users to connect with businesses to purchase products, make reservations, ask questions and more.

The RCS standard has gained momentum across the world with more than 444 million monthly active users in 60 countries according to the GSMA. As networks continue to interconnect, Android users in the US will experience a better and more advanced messaging experience when interacting with each other and with businesses on networks supporting the RCS standard. .

Customers using Verizon’s Message + app will also have full access to RCS capabilities by year-end, including built-in high-resolution images and videos, real-time chat notifications, animated GIFs and Moreover.

To learn more about Messages by Google, visit

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) was incorporated on June 30, 2000 and is a leading global provider of technology, communications, information and entertainment products and services. Based in New York and with a worldwide presence, Verizon generated sales of $ 128.3 billion in 2020. The company provides data, video and voice services and solutions over its networks and platforms. – Award-winning forms, meeting customer demand for mobility, reliable network connectivity, security and control.

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