Feb 16 Alphabet Inc's Google said on
Thursday it partnered with Telenor ASA to roll out Rich
Communications Services (RCS), an upgraded messaging service, to
the Norwegian telecommunications company's subscribers in Asia
The messaging service includes features such as group chats,
photo sharing and read receipts among other things, Google said
in its official blog. bit.ly/2lOa96s
Google said these features would come as standard on its
Android operating system.
Telenor subscribers, who already have Google's Messenger app
on their phones, would automatically get access to RCS services
through an app update, Google said.
The internet giant said it plans to roll out RCS in more
countries in the coming months.
Telenor could not be immediately reached for comment by
(Reporting by Sangameswaran S in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil