Messages sent between more than one individual should be kept secret, right?
I'm referring about encryption, and the concept is that no one should be able to read your messages other than the recipients.
Messages sent via Google Messages have been encrypted using RCS for some time, but only in one-on-one discussions.
Today, that is changing. Google Messages Encrypted Group Chats Are Now Available
Google revealed in May that it was working on end-to-end encryption for group chats, which is now complete.
Group messaging encryption will be available to "certain" Google Messages beta users in the coming weeks.
It will take time for everyone in your texting circle to switch over, which I'm mentioning because Google's rollouts are notoriously slow.
This is yet another of such instances. Do you want to participate in the Google Messages beta?
You may participate by registering in both the Google Messages beta program (here) and the Carrier Services beta program