Google Messages is your best ally to congratulate the new year by SMS without spending a single euro

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There are only a few days left in 2023, so it is time to prepare congratulations for the following year. Congratulating on WhatsApp is very popular and also The application usually crashes at the most inopportune moment: be more original and congratulate the new year with Google Messages.


SMS are the traditional text messages and also what we used to use a decade ago to congratulate our family and friends on the New Year when we did it with a call. RCS is an evolution of text messages that Google has been trying for years to make it the new standard. After much insistence, Apple also decided to get on the bandwagon to improve interoperability between iMessage and Android users.

The RCS standard is by no means new and for years it was known as “the WhatsApp of the operators”. The idea is basically to replicate the experience in applications such as WhatsApp, Messenger or Telegram but in a standard way that does not depend on a specific application. The path of the RCS until reaching our mobile phones has been a short journey in the desert, with a


RcsonoA chat with RCS that will be free (left) and another with lifelong SMS text messages that we will have to pay for (depending on the plan) stop in

Still no RCS?

As we mentioned before, Google ended up getting tired of waiting for operators to activate support for RCS messages, so they decided to skip them and implement it on their own. Today there is users who have RCS activated by their operator and others who have it by Google.

If you want to check if you have RCS active on your mobile, you must open the Google Messages application (if you do not have it installed, you can download from Google Play) and tap on your profile photo to display the menu. In it, tap Message Settings.


Enter the first section, Generaland then tap RCS Chatwhich was formerly called Chat Features. If your mobile is compatible (and this is usually the case), you can activate RCS messaging with Activate RCS Chats. Just below it is indicated which number the activation applies to, in case you have a mobile phone with multiple SIM cards.

Write and schedule your message

Greeting the new year with Google Messages has the advantage that It will reach the other person as a text message, but you can write by adding all kinds of multimedia elements such as photos, stickers, videos, animated GIFs or emojis. Surely the congratulations stand out more than buried in a sea of ​​WhatsApp messages.

However, The best of all is that you can schedule the message, so you won’t have to start writing while you’re choking on grapes. To do this all you need to do is press and hold the on button.


In this menu, choose Scheduled shipping and then you will be able to choose precisely when you want the message to be sent. Keep in mind that it is the cell phone itself that is in charge of programming, so the cell phone will need to be turned on and connected to the Internet for the sending to occur.

Tap on Choose a time and date and then you can choose precisely the day and time you want the message to be sent. Press Keep and now you can stop worrying about it: your New Year’s greeting will arrive at its destination at the right time, even if you have prepared it a few days before.


After scheduling a message, you can see it in the chat with that person in Google Messages in a drop-down section called Scheduled message. From there you can modify, delete or


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