Indian users of Google messages are facing a deluge of ads within the android evasion messaging app 9 to 5 Google messages reports. Users are reporting being sent multiple ads a day even if they allow the app’s spam defense attribute and blocking and reporting the offending accounts doesn’t appear to stop ads from different agencies from appearing. Many of the worst offenders appear to be ads for personal loans, betting agencies, and life insurance. As 9 to 5 Google notes agencies appear to be abusing an RCS attribute designed to let businesses contact their customers with rich interactive media. Examples listed on Google’s site include sending customers QR-code tickets or letting them make online orders. Instead, some accounts that Google identifies as a verified businesses are sending users in India an onslaught of ads. It’s uncertain how prevalent the matter is newly but Indian Ishan whose fresh tweets have drawn attention to the issue tells that for hum the problem has been growing worse over the course of 2022 and that he receives a standard of between two and five ads a day now. Android Police reports that the problem has been around for about a year and complaints appear to be coming overpoweringly from users based in India. Although blocking and reporting accounts prevents explicit agencies from ongoing to send you to spam android police report that the only way to stop getting ads completely is to immobilize messages support for RCS under chat attributes in the setting. It’s a pretty unflattering measure to have to take in view of how hard Google has been pushing RCS as a successor to SMS and MMS.
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