Verizon brings next-gen RCS messaging to Pixel 3 and 3 XL, starting today

Update 1: 2018/12/06 2:19pm PST

Volunteers at the Universal Profile subreddit have confirmed in their own testing that RCS is working between Verizon, US Cellular, and Sprint subscribers, as well as some MVNOs based on

RCS has been a long time coming, but the last few carrier holdouts in the US are finally starting to push out support for the “enhanced messaging” standard. Earlier this year, T-Mobile rolled the feature out to the Galaxy S7, then the S8, and now Verizon is joining in on the fun a bit earlier than originally expected, pushing out RCS support to Google’s latest Pixel 3 and 3 XL starting this morning. Read MoreVerizon brings next-gen RCS messaging to Pixel 3 and 3 XL, starting today was written by the awesome team at Android Police.