How to deregister your mobile number from Google’s Rich Communication Services Chat?

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How to deregister your mobile number from Google’s Rich Communication Services chat?

Rich Communication Services (RCS) is a communication protocol between mobile-telephone carriers and between phone and carrier, aiming at replacing SMS messages with a text-message system that is richer, provides phonebook polling (for service discovery), and can transmit in-call multimedia. It is part of the broader IP Multimedia Subsystem. It is also marketed as Advanced Messaging, Chat, SMSoIP, Message+, and SMS+.

Google supports RCS on Android devices with its Android SMS app Messages. In April 2018, it was reported that Google would be transferring the team that was working on its Google Allo messaging service to work on a wider RCS implementation. In June 2019, Google announced that it would begin to deploy RCS on an opt-in basis via the Messages app, with an RCS-compliant service hosted by Google rather than the user’s carrier.

Now Google has quietly rolled out a new system to help users turn RCS chat features off on their previous phone when switching platforms. The new system happens to be nearly identical to that used by Apple, allowing users to deregister their phone number using an online form.

When you switch from an Android phone supporting Google’s RCS chat service to an unsupported phone, it is recommended that you turn off RCS on your previous Android device to avoid issues such as missing text messages.

Features of Google RCS chat:

  • Chat over Wi-Fi
  • Sending and receiving high-resolution photos and videos
  • Read receipts
  • Typing indicators
  • Group chat naming
  • Adding and removing people from group chats

How to disable Google’s RCS Chat?

  1. Open Messages on the device.
  2. Tap on More Options ⋮ > Settings > Chat features
  3. Turn off the toggle next to Enable chat features.
  4. Done!!! This is how you can opt-out of the RCS features from your Smartphone

Well, if you have lost your old device or don’t have it with you, then you can go forward with this LINK and enter your phone number. Once your phone number is verified, chat features will be turned off on your previous device.

Note: Once you disable the RCS chat, you won’t be able to use any of the features of the Google RCS.

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