Here’s how your conversations with Android users will look in iOS 18

The release of the second iOS 18 developer beta this week brought the first look at one of the most anticipated new features: RCS messages. And now that carriers have begun flipping the switches on the service, users are eagerly testing out the feature with their Android friends—and everyone is loving it. While it’s not nearly as full-featured as iMessage (and non-Apple devices will still be designated with green bubbles), RCS messaging brings several features users have wanted for

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The new features also extend to group chats, which no longer bring the whole conversation back to SMS levels. Now conversations with a mix of Android and iPhone users will be “more reliable,” according to Apple, but users will only notice that basic iMessage features will

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