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Google Chat app will warn users against phishing attacks

New Delhi: Google has announced to display warning notifications in its chat application to protect users from hackers and phishing attacks. “In Google Chat, you will see banners warning against potential phishing and malware messages coming from users with personal Google accounts,” the company said in a statement. “These warning banners, which are already available in Gmail and Google Drive, help protect users from malicious actors, keeping data secure,” it added.

Google Chat has recently replaced Hangouts.

In Gmail, alert banners are displayed when replying to emails sent from outside your organization.

“Now, Android alert banners are also displayed when you add new external recipients. Administrators can turn these specific alert labels on or off for their organization,” the company explained.

The new feature, starting over the next few weeks, will be available to all Google Workspace customers, as well as older G Suite Basic and Business customers, as well as users with personal Google accounts.

The tech giant, during its latest 2022 I/O developer conference, announced a slew of security measures to boost user safety, including warnings against potential security issues and recommendations on how to fix them.

Google introduced privacy measures to help users have more control over how their data is used by its applications.

The company also released the second beta of its Android 13 operating system which offers a host of new features and user controls, along with updates to privacy and security. ALSO READ: Twitter opens reverse chronological home timeline for app developers

In Android 13, apps need to get your permission before they can send you notifications. ALSO READ: SBI dividend record date, payment due date fixed; Bank to launch ex-dividend stock soon

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