A phone-based chat conversation between two or more people can begin via text message, with the participants using an application that supports chat SMS or MMS. Text is a convenient mode to start a conversation because it is simple and works for almost everyone. However, SMS/MMS lack features found in more advanced messaging apps, such as typing indicators, read receipts, reactions, persistent rooms, better behavior in areas with poor cell service, etc. This disclosure describes techniques to provide a simple, one-touch way for users of SMS-based messaging apps to migrate a conversation to richer messaging applications and take advantage of cross-platform, advanced messaging features.
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Perkins, Simon J., "Smooth Migration of SMS/MMS Conversations to Rich Messaging Apps", Technical Disclosure Commons, (June 12, 2022)