Google Messages Adds Profile Section, Expands Delivery Indicators

Google is widening the rollout of the categorization feature of messages on its Google Messages app to everyone in India, after a prolonged period of beta testing.

The company announced this in a blog post, along with a new feature introduction – the auto-deletion of OTPs after 24 hours of being received. This helps in cleaning the useless messages without any effort.

Google Messages Categorization

It’s usual that you receive numerous messages from various vendors and personal contacts if you’ve shared your number. While this isn’t bad, having all of them at one place as clutter as is.

Thus, to make things simpler, Google announced categorization of incoming messages into relevant sections, based on their nature in the Messages app. This has been fairly helpful since its launch early this year, as Google tested with beta users.

Using the machine learning algorithm, Google segregates the incoming messages into four different tabs as Personal, Transactions, OTPs, and Offers. There’s also an All tab to house all the messages irrespective of category by default.

Google Messages

The four sections are self-explanatory and been helpful till now. Thus, Google is expanding this service to all in India, in the coming weeks. In a blog post announcing this, Google said;

“We’ve heard from many users in India that they receive a lot of different types of messages, from friends and family and businesses sending promotions, receipts, order confirmations, and more. With so many incoming texts vying for your attention, it can be difficult to separate the important ones from everything else.”

Alongside this categorization, Google has also brought support to auto-delete OTPs that are at least 24 hours old, making the inbox clean automatically. This option should be enabled in the Settings > Message Organization. You can also find the Primary Category view to change the priority tab at app startup.

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