Google Some are asked Android smartphone Users to ‘donate’ their SMS Message. According to a report from AndroidPolice, Google is sending a prompt asking these users to access their messages. Read the prompt “Help make your app better by donating messages to Google.” “Your identity is confidential and you can delete any message content,” it added.
Why Google wants access to these SMS
Google started testing category features in its messaging app in India more than a year ago. The company now plans to expand the feature to other regions. The Google Messages The goal of the feature is to categorize users’ inboxes into different categories such as OTP, promotional and more.
This Google messaging feature uses artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to assign a category to a message. Now, to make the algorithm more accurate, the company is asking for a message grant to help with its AI training. Participation in the study is optional and users can opt out of the program at any time.
Users who agree to ‘donate’ their messages to Google are redirected to a page where they can select the messages they want to share with the company. According to reports, the app automatically selects promotional and business-related text messages. You can also delete messages from that list if you wish. It is important to note that the tech giant does not hide contact information such as phone numbers, email addresses and links before submitting so that none of the user’s personal information is misplaced.
The app allows users to edit bits from each piece of information before sharing. The prompt is currently only visible to selected users, so there’s no need to look at the option on your smartphone. To check if you’re one of those few users, you can go to the Google Messages app.