Apple has been avoiding receiving RCS messages since Google introduced the requirement, but now iPhone users can finally use the beeper service through a third-party app.
The application aims to consolidate all messaging systems under one roof, and the latest update has added Google Messages to the iPhone.
RCS is short for Rich Communication Service and brings features like encryption, reading and typing, which is Google’s own messaging solution. Apple users should download the new Beeper Desktop version and head to the settings to enable the platform.
The biggest downside to Beeper is the waiting list to join, so new users will have to wait a bit longer. Also, since Google Messages support is still in beta, some may have issues with avatars, stories, and reading receipts in group chats, among others.
There’s also the matter of whether you want your messages to go through another app for convenience, but if you trust Beeper, it looks like the service you’ll use for RCS messaging.