In this article we will explain what is Android Messages. Google is trying to establish with the in-house service is a serious competitor to WhatsApp, iMessage and Facebook Messenger.
What Messsages is Android? - Google's service made simple
Android Messages is Google's own Messenger, and to the Parts of messages and images by SMS and MMS. Google relies on Internet Messaging like iMessage, WhatsApp and co., but the previous Send messages to the SMS to make the Protocol better.
With the App you can send SMS, MMS and money, create groups and share locations. This does not work with all mobile providers, because Google uses a new technique called RCS for these functions.
Google didn't want to believe in the end of SMS and MMS, and drove instead to the development of the RCS Protocol. This extends the existing SMS Protocol, many functions such as location-sharing, Data delivery or read receipts.
Among the planned Features for Android Messages from Apple and WhatsApp have long offered Desktop messages. So you could send messages on Android Messages from the comfort of your PC.
Overall, this is a large-scale attack on the already well-established messengers such as WhatsApp, Telegram or Facebook Messenger. To what extent can prevail Android Messages, it will show but still.
You should take advantage of the said Messenger services already, however, there is no real reason to switch. Only in areas with poor mobile data connection of the "SMS 2.0 could be" in the future, interesting.