Search engine giant Google has promised to bring a comprehensive safety feature in apps on its platform. This will send alerts to users about issues within apps. According to Google, the new feature will automatically send alerts in case of any suspicious attack or malware. These alerts will tell people about the critical issues, if any, within the apps on its platform. This way, the company said, it will assist people to address their concerns and make their device safe and secure. Users will no longer require to checking their phone alerts or email separately in case of a hack or a compromise. Google said that the alerts are resistant to spoofing. It added that a user receiving alerts can be pretty sure that the company is sending these notifications.
At present, Google said that it uses Android alerts to inform users about such issues in apps. It sends alerts to their Google Accounts. According to the company, it will begin with a limited rollout of the feature. It will expand the feature next year. Google observed that people get engaged with such alerts within an hour of receiving them. It said that there is at least a 20-fold increase in the number of users who notice these notifications. But in the case of an email alert, users often notice such notifications lately. There are high chances of users skipping such emails as well.
According to Google, the Safety Centre is now live in the United States. It will be expanded globally soon. Google claims that it blocks over 100 million phishing attempts daily. It said that measures by the company help protect four billion devices for safe browsing. Its Google Play Protect algorithm protects users from becoming vulnerable to such attacks. It scans over 100 billion apps for suspected malware and critical issues daily. Google Play Protect is the company’s security services for the Android platform. Google said that it addresses nearly three million privacy and security questions every month worldwide. The company said that Google is planning to generate Smart Replies in Android 11 as well.