Google is working on creating the next service for messaging with the uncomplicated name Chat, learned The Verge. The new product will be the successor to the Allo and Duo services, combining their functionality and incorporating a number of new features such as free SMS sending.
It is reported that Chat will not be a stand-alone application, becoming part of an already existing Messaging application. Google's intentions to combine the service to exchange familiar SMS with an online messenger cause associations with iMessage, with which the search giant is trying to compete.
The basis of the service will be the standard Rich Communication Services (RCS). Thanks to him, messages sent to a subscriber who does not have an application with the corresponding functionality will be sent in SMS format. For both sides, correspondence will be free of charge.
The main difficulty preventing the mass implementation of Chat is the need for operator support for the message transfer protocol. In other words, if the mobile provider does not support the specified protocol, then communication through Chat will be impossible.
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