& # 39; Spam protection & # 39; Which appears extensively in the Google Messaging app has started rolling out to some users.
The feature, which appears as part of the server-side limited test, has appeared on multiple devices. Users who receive the function should receive a pop-up when they open messages informing them of the new feature.
Moreover, pop-up means that spam protection sends some data to your posts to Google. However, pop-up stresses Google can not see the contents of messages. In addition, pop-up allows users to jump into settings and turn off the feature.
Alternatively, you can switch the feature on or off by tapping the overflow menu, Settings, and then Advanced.
Android police Have previously discovered a Google support page that appeared live too early with details about how to protect spam.
According to the support page, Google temporarily stores the used phone numbers and the times people send and receive messages with you. However, Google says it does not save your phone number or the content of the texts.
Google uses this information to provide spam warnings in messages. You can then submit a spam report or tell Google that a message is not spam. If you submit a report, it includes the latest spam senders 10 texts, but none of your answers. Also, the spammer does not receive notification of the report.
In addition, Google says on the support page it may share some of the information with vendors that support spam reporting.
Ultimately, if you do not want Google to have access to this information, you may want to skip this feature or use another messaging app. Alternatively, you can maintain some privacy by not reporting spam and only block numbers instead.
Source: Android police