Google has begun initiating its spam protection feature for Messages after almost over six months of developing it for Android users. Also, based on the sources, there were reports, that spam protection feature is now going live, though not everyone would be accessible to it right now. Several users were seeing a prompt called “New! Spam protection” soon after opening Messages.
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The report added that “The change appears to be server-side and in a limited rollout for the time being, like other devices, we’ve tested, including my own, don’t have it just yet. When it does hit your device, you should see a notification similar to that above when launching Messages”. Once introduced, users might as well disable this feature in the Settings and then in the Advanced menu.
Data about spam messages is to improve the search engine giant’s ability to “detect future spam for users”. The company has further maintained that Messages is its primary communication solution for its users. Earlier this week, Google also announced it was planning to shift its Messages web app, which allows users to manage SMS/MMS messages on their phone from another device, from Android.com to Google.com.
This move is practically seen as the tech giant’s plan to minimize the use of the word “Android.