Google introduces Verified SMS to Save Users from SPAM Messages

The technology is a blessing in disguise; however, with this blessing, many security lapses can make our lives worse than hell. As now people are well educated when it comes to user rights protection and other things related to it, the social media apps are trying to make their app safer than before.  Most of the online platforms have become more vigilant after the Cambridge Analytica scandal that had almost destroyed Facebook’s name. Keeping in view the growing security concerns, Google is trying to make your conversation safe. In order to ensure safety for all users, the search engine giant has introduced new security features. The latest one is launched to protect you from the spam. The company plans to protect you from spam by launching a new feature; Google Verified SMS. This feature will be rolling our globally; however, right now only a few countries have got it.

Google Verified SMS Feature will add an Extra Layer of Security

The verified SMS feature will add an extra layer of security on Android’s RCS. With this feature, Google will be able to cross-check an actual identity to the business you are messaging.

Google introduces Verified SMS to Save Users from SPAM Messages

This new feature only works for business, but it might be possible that the company will launch it for individuals as well.

How Does It work?

The verified messages will verify the business through its message content and will also check if the business is registered with Google or not. If the particular business is not registered with Google, you will not get that message. On the other hand, if the company is legally registered with Google, you will see its NAME and LOGO with the verification badge proving its authentication.

In short, businesses need to sign up themselves in order to be known by Google. Currently, the feature is rolling out in nine countries including, United States, India, Mexico, Brazil, the UK, France, Philippines, Spain, and Canada, however, more countries will be added to the list gradually.

Also Read: Google Maps on iOS is Getting Incognito Mode

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Fizza Atique

Fizza Atique is a Tech writer specializing in the intersection of tech and culture. She likes photography, VR, electronic music, coffee, and baking.

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