In this guide, we will show you the steps to fix the issue of being unable to send RCS Messages via Google Messages. While there is no end to the ever lasting blue vs green bubble fight, Google is doing an impressive job in giving out an iMessage experience to its Android user base. And a progressive step forward in this direction is Rich Communication Service.
For the unaware, RCS beholds a ton of intriguing features, including read receipts, typing indicator, ability to send large files, high-resolution photos, files, location sharing, etc. However, in spite of all the goodies attached, it isn’t free from its fair share of issues either. As of now, numerous users have voiced their concern that they are unable to send RCS Messages via the Google Messages app.
While they are able to receive RCS messages, but when they are trying to reply to it or send a standalone RCS message, it gets sent as a normal text message [or as an MMS in some instances]. Moreover, the issue is only bugging one-to-one conversation, group conversation is unaffected by this bug. So if you are also currently facing this issue, then this guide all help you fix it. Follow along for the instructions.
Fix Cannot Send RCS Messages via Google Messages
- Launch Google Messages, tap on the overflow icon, and select Settings.
- Then select Chat Features and disable the toggle next to Enable Chat Features.
- Now go to Settings > Apps > See All Apps and select Google Messages from the list.
- Then go to its Storage & Cache and tap on Clear Storage > Delete.
- After that, tap on Force Stop > OK in the confirmation dialog box.
- Then launch Google Messages > go to Settings > Chat Features.
- Now turn on the toggle next to Enable Chat Features. That’s it.
This should fix the issue of being unable to send RCS Messages via Google Messages. As far as the official stance on this matter is concerned, the developers are yet to acknowledge this issue, let alone give out any ETA for the rollout of a fix. As and when any of these two things happen, we will update this guide accordingly. In the meantime, the aforementioned workaround is your best bet.