• Home
  • Apps
  • Apps News
  • Google Messages SMS App Gets Auto Deletion of OTPs, Categories Feature in India

Google Messages SMS App Gets Auto Deletion of OTPs, Categories Feature in India

The categories feature in Google Messages uses machine learning to automatically sort your messages into categories like personal, transactions, and OTPs.

Google Messages SMS App Gets Auto Deletion of OTPs, Categories Feature in India

Google Messages brings the option to automatically delete OTPs in 24 hours

Highlights
  • Google Messages aims to make messages more organised
  • Bank SMS messages will be put into a separate category
  • There will be a personal tab for conversations with saved contacts

Google Messages - the company's native Android SMS, MMS, and RCS messaging app - is receiving two new useful features in India. The first one enables automatic sorting of messages in different categories while the other enables auto-deletion of one-time passwords (OTPs). The sorting feature uses machine learning technology to automatically sort your messages into categories, including personal, transactions, OTPs, and offers to help you easily find the messages that matter most when you need it. If the user wants, OTPs will also be automatically deleted after 24 hours.

In a blog post, Google announced the rollout of these two new features for Google Messages users in India. The rollout will span over the coming weeks in English on Android phones in India running Android 8 and above. Both the OTP auto deleting feature and the categories feature are optional and can be toggled on or off in Settings. Users will need to update to the latest version of Google Messages to see the changes, and be running Android 8 or newer versions. If the categories feature is turned on, SMS messages on Google Messages will be categorised into different sections, based on their usage. For instance, bank transactions and bills will be filtered into the transactions tab, while conversations with saved numbers will be put into the personal tab. Google says that categorisation happens safely on the device of the user so conversations stay in the app and can be accesses offline as well.

As for the OTP feature, Google is providing the option to automatically delete OTPs 24-hours after they're received, so users don't have to spend time deleting them manually. This will help users keep their messages clutter free and clear out unwanted messages easily. Last year, Google expanded spam protection to help reduce the volume of unwanted messages by automatically moving suspected spam messages into a spam folder.


We discuss the return of PUBG Mobile, sorry, Battlegrounds Mobile India on Orbital, the Gadgets 360 podcast. Orbital is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music and wherever you get your podcasts.
Comments

For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and Google News. For the latest videos on gadgets and tech, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Further reading: Google Messages, Google
Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. More
India’s Offensive Cyber Capability Pakistan-Focussed and Not Tuned Towards China, Study Claims

Related Stories

Read in: हिंदी
Share on Facebook Tweet Snapchat Share Reddit Comment
 
 

Advertisement

Advertisement

© Copyright Red Pixels Ventures Limited 2021. All rights reserved.
Listen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.com