Google rolls out Verified SMS and Spam Protection in Android

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Android's default SMS app -- Messages -- to receive two new features: Verified SMS and Spam Protection.
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Google announced today two updates for Messages, the default SMS app in the Android mobile operating system.

Starting today, Android users in the US and selected countries will get access to two new features named Verified SMS and Spam Protection.

Verified SMS

As the name of the first feature hints, Verified SMS works by confirming the identity of the SMS sender.

"When a message is verified-which is done without sending your messages to Google-you'll see the business name and logo as well as a verification badge in the message thread," said Roma Slyusarchuk, a Google Software Engineer on the Messages app.

The Verified SMS will only be…
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