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Google Reimagines Text Feature As 'Chat'

Along with some much-needed improvements, Google is rebranding its standard text-messaging app on Android as “Chat,” The Verge reports. So the feature works for everyone, “Google has been quietly corralling every major cellphone carrier on the planet into adopting technology to replace SMS,” it writes. “It’s going to be called ‘Chat,’ and it’s based on a standard called the ‘Universal Profile for Rich Communication Services.’”

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