At this stage, RCS support for Samsung devices is not available with Optus. That being said, I have flagged your post to be passed on to our teams for review as we are always on the lookout to roll out products and services that are of interest to our customers.
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Thanks Serena for your response and reporting this to the team. It would be good to have RCS available in Samsung devices very soon as Google has already rolled out RCS to all devices since mid 2019.
Is there a network operator in Australia who is already offering RCS for samsung devices?.
I think @Serena_YC was referring is that Optus does not support RCS on Samsung Messages yet. Unlike RCS in Google Messages (that was rolled out directly by Google), it seems that RCS in Samsung Messages still need the support of carriers to enable it. Hopefully Optus can implement it very soon so Samsung users can also use their RCS in their native message app. In the meantime, I guess that Samsung users with Optus need to keep using Google Messages.
@dfajardoc good to hear that it's working.
Regarding RCS support in Samsung Messages, that's unlikely to happen. Samsung have stated that they will be / perhaps already are shipping new devices with Google Messages replacing their own app.
Secondly, many carriers around the globe adopted the RCS Universal Profile specification long before Google's recent deployment and Google's decision to deploy RCS independently was entirely due to carriers such as Optus committing to deploying and offering RCS and 2 years later, still nothing had been done (see the start of this thread).
The upside to this was that Google has built upon the Universal Profile RCS specification and now offers end-to-end encryption between Google Messages users so that's a bonus.