Google Messages Gets Verified SMS Feature

In an attempt to compete with the various instant messaging platforms out there as well as give Android users an alternative to Apple’s iMessage, Google introduced Google Messages. This is basically a way for people to get web compatibility as well as computer accessibility within the messages that they were sending, something that would definitely improve communications for people by a pretty serious margin all in all.

Google has been adding new features to Google Messages in order to make it the best messaging platform that it can possibly be, and one of the new features that it is rolling out might just change the way you get messages in the first place. This is the new Verify SMS feature, something that could be a huge boon for people that are sick and tired of scam messages coming to you day in and day out.

The way this works is that if you get a message, the number of the sender will go through a registry that contains the numbers of all businesses registered on Google. If the number doesn’t match then you will be informed of this, and the default setting will be that these messages are going to be filtered out so that you no longer have to worry about them.

This is the sort of thing that would convert a lot of users to Android’s side because of the fact that no one wants to get messages from unknown or random numbers. This can also seem like an invasion of privacy. Some people have criticized this as an attempt on Google’s part to make more businesses sign up with them but that doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to enjoy the advantages of having a feature like this on your phone that you can use to give yourself a better texting experience.


Screenshot: Android Police.

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