Messages 3.9 preps spam safety and calendar, file sharing [APK Insight]

This week, Google reiterated that Messages with RCS is its major communication service for customers. Messages 3.9 is rolling out at present with work on spam safety and extra kinds of file sharing, together with calendar and paperwork.

About APK Perception: On this ‘APK Perception’ publish, we’ve decompiled the most recent model of an software that Google uploaded to the Play Retailer. After we decompile these recordsdata (referred to as APKs, within the case of Android apps), we’re in a position to see varied strains of code inside that trace at potential future options. Needless to say Google might or might not ever ship these options, and our interpretation of what they’re could also be imperfect. We’ll attempt to allow these which might be nearer to being completed, nevertheless, to indicate you the way they’ll look within the case that they do ship. With that in thoughts, learn on.

Spam safety

Just like the Google Phone app, Messages is now engaged on spam safety that includes sending “some knowledge about your messages” to Google for evaluation. Nevertheless, Google notes that it’s going to not be studying the “content material” of the textual content message.

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Handle in Settings

To assist defend in opposition to spam some knowledge about your messages, however not any content material, is distributed to Google.


New! Spam safety

Choices to allow/disable spam safety will likely be obtainable in settings.


Allow spam safety

To detect spam, some data about your messages is distributed to Google with out together with the precise content material or your telephone quantity. Study extra

Spam safety

Spam safety


Calendar and recordsdata sharing

After including contact sharing, Messages 3.9 is engaged on sharing calendar occasions as a .vcs file.

Calendar file


In the meantime, sharing different file varieties can also be in growth, with a handful of icons present in Messages 3.9. This consists of paperwork, spreadsheets, and shows. A associated change sees attachments be downloaded and saved moderately than the prevailing motion of sharing.

Save attachment to Downloads?


RCS Chat and dual-SIM

With Verizon starting to roll out Universal Profile RCS for the Pixel Three and Pixel Three XL this week, new strings in Messages 3.9 make notice of multi-SIM gadgets.

Conform to the %1$s and %2$s to activate chat options from Google. Chat options use Wi‑Fi and knowledge.

Conform to the %1$s and %2$s to activate chat options from Google on ”%3$s” (SIM %4$d)

Conform to the %1$s and %2$s to activate chat options from Google

Learn how to replace?

Messages 3.9 is rolling out now through the Play Store. We don’t publish APKs to obtain instantly given the authorized challenges related to copyright and chance of removing. In the meantime, that mannequin is perilous given Android App Bundles and Google Play’s Dynamic Delivery.

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