BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 28, 2022 /CNW/ — Dotgo®, a Gupshup company, and leading provider of Rich Communication Services (RCS) and RCS business messaging (RBM) solutions, announced the launch of Dotgo Universal RCS™ at Mobile World Congress 2022, Barcelona. The launch expands RCS to iPhone and other non-RCS devices, providing global brands the ability to reach more customers with engaging rich media mobile messaging solutions, including video, audio, and enhanced security features.
There are 6.64 billion smartphone users in the world today. RCS is currently used globally on 1.2 billion devices, by 500 million monthly active users. RBM enables brands to send rich and interactive messages with images, GIFs, videos, and carousels, along with suggested replies and suggested actions to customers, from a verified sender id, with a trust mark. However, its reach is currently limited to Android devices with an RCS client, inhibiting businesses from reaching consumers using iPhones or other Android devices without an RCS capable client. Dotgo’s Universal RCS Solution enables businesses to overcome this barrier and send RCS messages to everyone.
For non-RCS device users, the solution automatically sends an SMS with a link to an RCS experience on the browser. With this, Dotgo is empowering businesses to deliver a rich communication experience to all their customers, increasing user engagement across the board. This innovative solution supports the complete suite of RCS features: including rich media such as images, video, carousels, along with suggested actions/replies and user-initiated messages, enabling 2-way conversational experiences. Users can see the trust mark, the verification details, and access the Bot Store to discover and engage with other brands.
“Dotgo’s Universal RCS solution delivers an RCS business messaging experience to all iPhone and Android users. By extending the reach of RCS to iPhones, we are accelerating the transformation of business messaging from plain transactions and notifications on SMS, to rich 2-way conversational experiences,” said Surinder Singh Anand, CTO, Dotgo. “The solution is designed to ensure a seamless enablement of Universal RCS…