Google begins rolling out Spam Safety in Messages
Earlier this month, our APK Perception of Messages 3.9 revealed Google’s work on “Spam Safety” for Android’s default SMS/RCS consumer. The function is now starting to roll out for some customers.
As noticed by Android Police, sure customers are seeing a “New! Spam safety” immediate after opening Messages. This dialogue permits customers to “Handle in Settings” and study extra at a Google Assist web page detailing how the performance works.
It entails sending “some information about your messages” to Google, whereas “spam stories embody a duplicate of the spammer’s messages (as much as 10). Nonetheless, your “precise content material or your telephone quantity” will not be despatched to Google as a part of the report.
To assist establish spammers, Google quickly shops the telephone numbers of individuals sending and receiving messages with you and the instances they messaged with you, however doesn’t retailer your telephone quantity or the content material of those messages.
When rolled out, customers can disable this function by heading to Settings after which the Superior menu. Below “Spam safety,” there’s a toggle to disable the performance. Information about spam messages is geared toward enhancing Google’s means to “detect future spam for you.”
This function compliments the prevailing means to dam a telephone quantity, and an identical detection means within the Google Cellphone dialer for Pixel and Android One gadgets. For the time being, Spam Safety will not be but broadly obtainable with Messages 3.9 and nonetheless requires a server-side replace.
Following our stories on Hangouts basic and Allo in early December, Google reiterated how Messages is the corporate’s main communication answer for shoppers. In the meantime, one other change we simply noticed means that the Messages net app will quickly be part of Google.com as a substitute of Android.com.
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