The wait for a cross-platform RCS chat app is over. Beeper now has you covered—update today!
I wish you didn't drop SMS support. SMS is a last resort solution when nothing else works. Now with this Google Messages integration I'm entirely stuck and can't send/receive SMS when my data connection is not working. Deal-breaker for me.
I'm not sure how many people care about RCS support but none of my friends use SMS for anything else than auth tokens and communication when the data is not working.
And then there are the big privacy concerns that this introduces: what's the point of having everything e2e-ish on Beeper but then decide to hand over all our data to Google? Snooping on all the 2FA messages enables them to know exactly when and what service I connect to and there is nothing I can do about it.
I disabled this integration and reverted to the native Android Messaging app.
I noticed that setting this up now seems to allow me to see messages from two phone numbers. I almost never use SMS but banks and accounts use it to my US number. Unexpected benefit!
Im on a Samsung phone without the Google Messages app though.. Currently Beeper allows to intercept plain old SMS without having to install Google Messages. Will this still be the case "in a few weeks" or will the SMS functionality stop working completely?
Any timeframe for when typing indicators will work in RCS? It may seem trivial, but it's the one thing stopping me from using Beeper full time, let alone paying for any type of future subscription.
MVP! MVP! MVP!
Hey are there plans to support this on iPhones without the need for an active connection on an android phone? Since Apple is dumb and won't support RCS?