Glossary

What is RCS Messaging?

RCS messaging, where RCS stands for Rich Communication Services, is a communication protocol that enables users to send messages with rich multimedia experiences and advanced functionality compared to SMS. The goal of RCS Messaging is to replace SMS.

How Bandwidth is Involved with RCS Messaging

Bandwidth is currently in the discovery phase for implementing RCS into its Messaging platform. Ready to implement RCS into your business? Join the RCS Messaging Beta!

What Are the Benefits of RCS?

RCS Messaging seeks to bring SMS to the next generation with some of the features that major over-the-top messaging application providers like WhatsApp, iMessage, and Facebook Messenger offer today like video and audio messages, high-resolution imagery, read receipts, and real-time response notifications.

Because RCS is a newer protocol, it is not yet supported by all device manufacturers or all carriers.

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