The Google Messaging app, Google Messages, has been upgraded with several new features. Touted as the technology giant’s native Android SMS, MMS, and RCS messaging app, it will automatically segregate messages into different categories, like including personal, transactions, OTPs, etc. The app has also received auto-deletion feature for removal of one-time passwords (OTPs).

The categories feature in Google Messages uses machine learning to automatically sort messages, and enable users to effortlessly find the messages that matter the most, especially when in emergency.

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The new feature will keep the inbox clutter free. The option to automatically delete your one-time passwords (OTPs) will also help save time as one will not have to manually sit down and delete the messages.

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Google, in its official blogpost, announced the new features for its messaging app for users in India. The rollout will span over the coming weeks in English on Android phones in India running Android 8 and above. Both the new features of Google messaging app are optional and can be toggled on or off in Settings. The blogpost stated, “That means, bank transactions and bills will be filtered into the transactions tab, while conversations with saved numbers can be easily located in the personal tab. All of this happens safely on your device so your conversations stay in the app and you can access your categorized messages offline.”

The new Google messaging app features will be available for those Android phones that are running Android 8 and newer versions. If you want to give them a try, make sure that you are using the latest version of the Google Messaging app.

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