December 2019

Google Announces New Messaging Service

The new service, named "Chat," is Google's attempt to replace SMS. New tools will include read receipts and an ellipsis symbol that indicates when people are typing. Chat will be accessible to anyone in the U.S. with Rich Communications Services enabled. Android users will also have the option to disable the features if they don’t want to use it. Chat has been available in the U.K., France and Mexico since June.