Turning on Next-Gen Messaging

LG V30 on Android 9.0.0

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Active RCS on your device to take full advantage of the new features available in the Messages app.

  1. Note: Next-Gen Messaging gives you enhanced chat messaging features in select conversations with other Next-Gen Messaging users including group chats, read receipts, audio messaging, and more.

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  2. Step 1/7

    From the Home screen, tap the Messages icon.

    Note: Next-Gen Messaging requires Android 5.1 Lollipop or higher, Android Messages verison 4.3 or higher, and a connection to a wireless monthly plan with data or a Wi-Fi network on a compatible device.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  3. Step 2/7

    Tap OK.

    Note: You may need to wait until your Next-Gen Messaging features are activated.

    The indicator is in the bottom right.
  4. Step 3/7

    Tap the Menu icon.

    The indicator is in the top right.
  5. Step 4/7

    Tap Settings.

    The indicator is in the center.
  6. Step 5/7

    Tap Chat features.

    The indicator is towards the top.
  7. Step 6/7

    Tap or slide the Enable chat features switch to ON or OFF.

    The indicator is towards the top.
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    Step 7 of 7:

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