Google is working on an alternative for sending video and images through Google Photos, rather than solely relying on either MMS or SMS…
Google has been pushing an ostensibly superior technology RCS to replace SMS and MMS. When the search giant first launched Android Messages back in 2014, it supported SMS and instant messaging. Four years later and renamed Google Messages, the platform also supported RCS since 2018. Although Google has lobbied hard to make RCS standard, some industry players continue to stick to SMS and MMS.
Google Messages Preps New Option for Sending Video without Heavy MMS Compression
Google Messages is experimenting with a new way to send videos and pictures. The workaround doesn’t compress and ruin the media as it does via SMS and MMS. Google’s solution is based on Google Photos. Discovered by 9to5Google, there’s a new option in the 10.4 beta release of Google Messages. Within the build, there’s an option with a description that reads, “Share sharper clarity video in text (SMS/MMS).”
Unfortunately, it doesn’t utilize some great new technology. Instead, Google Messages will simply upload the media — video or image — and share a link. While it isn’t magical and clumsy, it’s a great way to avoid the ruining experience of either SMS or MMS. Of course, this is only available in beta, so it might not even make its way out to stable, public release.