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Truecaller beats Google to the punch with OTP cleanup, and adds Dark Souls-style caller comments

Truecaller beats Google to the punch with OTP cleanup, and adds Dark Souls-style caller comments

Last month we reported that an upcoming version of Google Messages will automatically delete all of those one time passwords and verification codes littering your text message inbox. Either someone at Truecaller was already working on that feature, or they lit a fire under their butts, because the latest version of the app does just that.

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Google wants to automatically clean up all your useless SMS 2FA messages

Google wants to automatically clean up all your useless SMS 2FA messages

Back in May, some detective work revealed that Google Messages would soon organize its texts into different categories, making it easier to find the conversation you're looking for. Included in this was the ability to auto-delete one-time passwords (OTPs) after twenty-four hours. Now the feature is official and will start arriving in a few weeks.

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One-time password auto-delete in Google Messages is arriving in beta

One-time password auto-delete in Google Messages is arriving in beta

Whether you're making an online purchase or simply trying to log into your account, you're most likely going to be asked to enter a one-time code sent to your mobile number via SMS. Since these messages are useless a few minutes after being received, they create unnecessary clutter in your texts, unless you manually bother to tidy up and delete them. Thankfully, Google has a solution for you with its Messages app, as it's working on a way to automatically scrap these texts for you.

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