Google, a leading American tech giant has been working on the spam protection feature for Android users on the Messages Application for quite some time now. Finally, Google has started rolling out the feature for the Android version of Messages app for certain users, as per the report from Android Police. The report also underlines that this feature is being rolled out in a phased manner and will be available for the users in few days. New Year's Eve Celebrated With Colorful Party Doodle by Google on 31st December 2018 to Ring in Happy New Year 2019.
This new feature from Google will automatically alert the users whenever they receive spam messages in the application. Moreover, Google’s support help section also explains how the new spam protection feature will function as far as the privacy perspective is concerned.
The support section clearly mentions that the when the feature is activated, some information about the messages received will be sent to Google. However, the message body or phone number will not be read, confirmed company’s support section. Google Rolls Out Spam Protection Feature To Text Messages For Android Users - Report.
It remains to be seen how helpful this new spam protection feature will be for the users. However, if you are concerned with the data exchange on the applications, then it is recommended that you should keep the spam protection feature off.
Here’s how you can activate this new Spam Protection Features on Messages –
1. First the users need to head straight for Settings on the Messages Applications.
2. After clicking on Settings, the Android users need to select advanced settings, followed by spam protection
3. Post this, the users need to select ‘Enable Spam Protection’ toggle for enabling the features. Once done, you are good to go.