Google has launched its New Messaging App in Beta Version

Google has revealed a public beta of its new Messages app (formerly referred to as Android Messages).

The beta program is at present full, however, keep an eye on the signup page for an opening when it turns into available again. Like other Android beta applications, it is a simple opt-in process – you do not want a special invitation.

“The Open Beta provides customers the chance to test, and provide input and suggestions, on experimental features not yet launched to the general public,” Google stated in a public announcement.

Once you’ve successfully joined the program, you may receive all future updates to the app. These might include some early bugs, although Google’s beta releases are typically quite stable.

At the moment, no new options seem to have been rolled out to testers, however hopefully, future updates to the app will embrace the Rich Communication Services (RCS) that Google started rolling out within the UK and France last month.

RCS is Google’s try to create a secure messaging app like WhatsApp, Signal, Viber, and Telegram. There is no timeframe yet for when it would roll out globally. However, the brand new Messages beta is a promising sign, and safer options to SMS are always welcome.