Google is bringing spam detection and verified business messaging to Messages

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Today, Google announced that it’s rolling out two features for its Messages app on Android that are designed to help you weed out annoyances and know that you’re texting with a real person.

One of those features is spam detection for US users, which first launched in select countries in January. If the Messages app detects a suspected spam message, Google says it will show you a warning where you can confirm if the text is spam or not. The feature will be turned on automatically, but you’ll get a notification once it rolls out to you. You’ll also be able to report spam at any time, and you can block the conversation if the spam messages don’t stop coming.

If you have spam detection turned on, Google will temporarily store the phone…

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