How to Disable the RCS Chat Features in Messages by Google

Objective

  • Turn off the RCS chat features so texts messages are sent as SMS/MMS

Environment

Procedure

  1. Open Messages by Google
    • Ensure you are on the page that lists different message threads with different contacts
  2. Tap the three dots in the top right corner
  3. Tap Settings
  4. Tap Chat features
  5. Toggle off Enable chat features

Additional Notes

At this time, Republic Wireless does not support the RCS Chat Features in Messages by Google on My Choice (4.0) plansRepublic Refund (2.0) plans, and Republic 1.0 Plans as it can interfere with message routing. We recommend keeping this feature off if you're not on a 5.0 plan. For further information see: Does Republic Wireless Support RCS Chat Features in Messages by Google?


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