One of the biggest issues that we face in this smartphone world is Spam call and Messages. Thus, the feature works similar to Truecaller's spam detection functionality. Before this new feature, it was only possible to manually report and block the spammers after receiving the message.
It remains to be seen how helpful this new spam protection feature will be for the users. However, once the feature is live, a pop-up message will be displayed upon opening the Messages app.
According to the support page, Google temporarily stores the phone numbers used and times people send and receive messages with you. It's actually nearly too easy to send an SMS, because you don't need to know the person who owns the line - you simply need to know the number exists. Google has begun rolling out its spam protection feature for Android Messages App after nearly over six months of developing it for Android users. The report also underlines that this feature is being rolled out in a phased manner and will be available for the users in few days.
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It once introduced, users can disable this feature in the Settings and then in the Advanced menu.
There is no known info about as to when Google is going to launch this feature but it will be in a distant future. Well it does require Google to collect data from you.
However, it seems that the feature sends some information back to Google, such as the numbers behind incoming messages, but not the content of the SMS or other data that could identify senders personally. Following up on its impressive call screening feature for Pixel phones, the Android Messages app now appears to be getting updated with a new feature called "spam protection".