T-Mobile updated its Advanced Messaging support page today, the same page that lists out details for RCS Universal Profile 1.0, the messaging standard that may one day be the future of messaging on your phone. In the update, they provided a list of supported devices, two of which had not previously been mentioned as gaining RCS Universal Profile 1.0 support on T-Mobile.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy Note 9 are now list as being supported with RCS Universal Profile 1.0. They join the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, which were the first two devices to gain support, as well as the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Galaxy S8 Active. The S8 line picked up support at the end of October through a software update.
We reached out to T-Mobile to confirm and they said that the “devices listed all support RCS Universal Profile 1.0.” I’m assuming the Note 9 and Note 8 will still need a software update to enable it, but if they are listing them as supported, it should arrive shortly.
What is RCS Universal Profile 1.0? Read this. This too.