Google on Tuesday unveiled new Google messages features to categorize messages, as well as automatically erasing one-time passwords (OTPs). New experiences use machine learning technology to organize your messages into categories, including your own, activities, OTPs and offers to help you easily find the most important messages when you need them.
Google claims to have expanded its spam protection last year, and is now offering the option to allow users to automatically remove your OTPs within 24 hours of being accepted, so people don’t have to waste time removing them manually. “To enable it, just tap and continue when you see the suggestion information to confirm your choice,” said Google.
“We have heard from many users in India that they receive many kinds of messages, from friends and family and businesses that send promotions, receipts, order confirmations and more,” the company said in a statement.
“With so many incoming scripts to get your attention, it can be difficult to distinguish what is important from everything else. To help you manage your messages easily, today we have two new updates in the Messaging app to share,” he added.
Bank transactions and loans will be filtered through the transaction tab, while conversations with saved numbers can be easily found on the personal tab. “All of this is done securely on your device so that your conversations stay in the app and you can access your messages in categories offline,” the company said. The company offers the option to automatically delete your one-time passwords (OTPs) 24 hours after receipt.
To enable it, simply tap continue when you see the suggestion information to confirm your choice. “We will start releasing them in the coming weeks in English with Android phones in India running Android 8 and newer,” the company said. These features are selected and can be managed in settings.
Google Messages will auto-delete OTPs
Google is updating its Google messages system in India to allow it to automatically remove one-time passwords (OTPs) automatically, blocking single-use codes to block your inbox, the company has announced. Next to it, Google also claims that the app will be able to filter messages in categories, keeping your personal communications away from notifications about bank transactions and special offers.
As someone who uses WhatsApp specifically for personal communication, my phone’s default messaging app is usually a six-digit codec, which by building is only minutes after acquisition. Having the ability to automatically delete them after 24 hours should make the messages less congested and easier to use.
It’s the same story when it comes to separating messages. Google claims to be using a machine learning model to filter messages by categories such as personal, activity, OTP, and offer, which sounds very similar to what we already offer in emails in Gmail. The filtering process takes place on the device, says Google, so it should still be operational while offline.
Google says new features will be unveiled “in the coming weeks” in India, on Android phones running version 8 and higher. A spokesman for the company declined to comment on whether the feature could see exports.
Google Messages is testing an inbox-friendly feature iMessage must copy
While one-time passwords (OTPs) and security codes sent to your phone number can help you gain secure access to web-based accounts, those documents do not keep your inbox.
That’s why Google is doing something about it – at least in India – with its stock stock Messages for Android. The latest version of the app enables users to filter those OTPs by categories, ensuring important personal and professional conversations are easily accessible.
If users want to, Google Messages will now enable users to automatically delete those OTPs after 24 hours in the inbox. The clues in the name, are only useful once and expire very quickly, so why bother keeping them around?
In a post on the Google India blog, the company wrote: “To continue to keep your inbox clean, we offer the opportunity to automatically delete your one-time passwords (OTPs) within 24 hours after they are received, so you do not have to spend time deleting them manually. To enable it, just tap continue when you see the suggestion command to confirm your choice. ”
Other filters include personal, trade and offer. Messages from saved numbers will automatically be entered in the Person section, while messages from your bank will be entered in the Custom section, for example.
Currently this feature is only available in India, but it may seem acceptable among a wide range of Android users, not to mention iPhone users in Messaging.
Speaking of one of those, my inbox is completely filled with one-time passwords, verification codes, security passcodes and everything in between. If you don’t always follow your passwords, you may have to deal with these every day, so it would be great if Apple followed Google’s lead here.