What you need to know
- Google's SVP says green bubble users don't have to break group chats.
- Hiroshi Lockheimer said that there was a "really clear solution" (RCS) to the problem.
- He issued an open invitation to Apple to help find a solution.
Google's SVP Hiroshi Lockheimer has issued an open invitation to Apple over the use of RCS on devices like iPhone 13 and Apple's other best iPhones as a solution to green bubble messages that break group chats.
A Thursday Golf Digest post noted that Bryson DeChambeau uses Android, stating:
@Android quipped on Twitter that a "Green jacket is next for our green bubble king," however Lockheimer took a different tack.
Green jacket is next for our green bubble king @b_dechambeau😉 https://t.co/wljEDyZM8nGreen jacket is next for our green bubble king @b_dechambeau😉 https://t.co/wljEDyZM8n— Android (@Android) October 7, 2021October 7, 2021
In a tweet he stated that "group chats don't need to break this way" and that there was a "Really Clear Solution", obviously referring to RCS. He issued an open invitation"to the folks who can make this right", stating "we are here to help." The invitation was obviously a reference to Apple, calling on the company to implement RCS support in Messages.
💚 Group chats don't need to break this way. There exists a Really Clear Solution. Here's an open invitation to the folks who can make this right: we are here to help. 💚💙 https://t.co/4P6xfsQyT0💚 Group chats don't need to break this way. There exists a Really Clear Solution. Here's an open invitation to the folks who can make this right: we are here to help. 💚💙 https://t.co/4P6xfsQyT0— Hiroshi Lockheimer (@lockheimer) October 7, 2021October 7, 2021
RCS, or Rich Communication Services. is Google's attempt at a global standard for messaging. As explained by our friends at Android Central:
RCS messages recently got end-to-end encryption, however, the standard doesn't support multiple devices like iMessage.
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