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How to Enable RCS in Google Messaging

RCS in Google messaging in Android phones is the next trend. When you enable the RCS in your smartphone, you have the few features in your Android phone. This guide, will, however, helps to enable RCS in Google messaging with the activity launcher.

We have not seen an automatic approach to enable the RCS messaging on Android as some network services carrier are yet to roll out this update. But, with this guide on RCS message in Android, you will be able to manually enable it with activity launcher installed on your phone.

Download and Install Activity Launcher

The first requirement is to download and install the activity launcher on your Android phone.

  1. Open the Google play store
  2. Type “Activity Launcher”
  3. Click on the “search” button
  4. Tap on “install”

Or update the activity launcher if it has been installed on your Android.

Enable RCS in Google Messaging

Here is what to do with the activity launcher to enable the RCS feature in Google messaging.

  1. Click on the “Activity Launcher”
  2. Select “All Activity” from the drop menu to the top left
  3. Scroll down and find the “Android Messages” option and then click on it
  4. Search through closely and click on Set RCS Flags (com.google.android.apps.messaging.ui.appsettings.rcs.overrides.OverrideFlagsActivity).
  5. Select ACS Url after the above line
  6. Navigate to ACS Url menu and paste the http://rcs-acs-prod-us.sandbox.google.com/
  7. Now, follow the Android messages set up to complete to turn on RCS in Google messaging on the device you selected.

Now, the RCS messaging feature should be active on your Android phone. However, if you encounter difficulties in step 6 above, follow the procedures below to fix it.Enable RCS in Google Messaging

RCS in Google Messaging not Working

Error in your system carrier can make the RCS messaging not working. As a result of that, we would provide the carrier services setup after a short while.

  1. Clear your Carrier Services data
  2. Force to stop Android Messaging
  3. Repeat the step 1-4 above
  4. Select OTP Pattern from the options
  5. Click on “Your\sMessenger\sverification\scode\sis\sG-(\d{6})” in the menu

Now, the RCS Google messaging should be working fine. And here is how to confirm that your RCS in Google messaging is set up properly.

How to Verify RCS Message Setup

Once you have turned on the RCS messaging in your Android here is how to confirm whether it’s set up properly.

  1. Go to your phone settings
  2. Click on “Chat feature”
  3. Tap status

If the RCS set is completed, the RCS status will show.

RCS Messaging Carrier Details

According to a source on Reddit, here are the possible carrier services that would probably work for your phone.

Carrier information:

Default US:

ACS URL: http://rcs-acs-prod-us.sandbox.google.com/

PCSCF: rcs.telephony.goog

Google Fi:

ACS URL: http://rcs-pfi-production-acs.pfi.jibecloud.net/

PCSCF: us.pfi.rcs.telephny.goog


ACS URL: http://acs-vzw.jibe.google.com

PCSCF: us.verizon.rcs.telephony.goog

T-Mobile US: (Seems like this isn’t working currently so use sandbox)

ACS URL: https://rcs-acs-tmobile-us.jibe.google.com

PCSCF: us.tmobile.rcs.telephony.goog


ACS URL: http://config.rcs.mnc120.mcc310.pub.3gpnetwork.org

PCSCF: us.sprint.rcs.telephony.goog

US Cellular:

ACS url: http://acs-uscc.jibe.google.com/

PCSCF: us.uscc.rcs.telephony.goog

Straight Talk/Total Wireless/TracFone/Net10:

ACS URL: http://config.rcs.tracfone.com

PCSCF: us.tracfone.rcs.telephony.goog

Freedom Mobile Canada:

ACS URL: https://acs-ft-fre-ca.jibe.google.com/

PCSCF: ca.freedom.rcs.telephony.goog

Telus/Koodo Canada:

ACS URL: https://acs-ft-tel-ca.jibe.google.com/

PCSCF: ca.telus.rcs.telephony.goog

Telekom Deutschland:

ACS URL: http://rcs-acs-prod-eu.sandbox.google.com/

PCSCF: rcs-eu.telephony.goog

Three UK:

ACS URL: http://rcs-acs-hutch-three-uk.jibe.google.com/

PCSCF: gb.3.rcs.telephony.goog

UK Sky:

ACS url: http://rcs-acs-sky-uk.jibe.google.com/

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