Malaysians are familiar with an abundance of apps and websites that use one-time passwords (OTP) to log in, register, or perform transactions; including banks, ride sharing, and even food delivery. It seems Indian users will now have the luxury of Google Messages automatically delete OTP messages once they’re done with them.
How it works is that the app will sort the OTPs into their own category, which will then be auto-deleted after 24 hours. Google announced that the app will use machine learning to automatically sort your messages into categories. Messages will now be classified into personal, transactions, OTPs, and offers, making your messages less hectic.
The new Messages feature will soon roll out in India for devices running Android 8.0 or later, along with other new features in the next few weeks in English. Google reiterates that these features are optional and can be turned off under the settings menu in Messages. At the time of writing, there is no word whether it will be available in Malaysia or other regions.