, Google has introduced that every one group chats which have enabled in its Android and Put on OS Messages app now have end-to-end encryption (E2EE) . That ought to assist maintain prying eyes away out of your chats as solely the group contributors will have the ability to learn your messages, so long as they are not sharing screenshots or exhibiting their cellphone to somebody subsequent to them (there’s not a lot you are able to do about that, sadly).
Google notes that RCS will now be enabled by default for brand new and current customers, so long as they have not beforehand switched off RCS of their settings. So, possibly ensure that nobody in your group has opted out of RCS earlier than you begin sharing your most non-public info.
E2EE has been and enabling it for group conversations is a welcome transfer. Nonetheless, Android and iOS do not precisely play properly collectively on this entrance. Google has been to get Apple to assist RCS, however the latter is with utilizing its personal iMessage service for encrypted messaging. So, you may solely have the ability to embrace E2EE chats if each member of your group is on both Android or iOS, except you decide to make use of a third-party app like .