Google is asking some users of the Google Messages app to make a donation. But the tech giant is not asking for money, but is asking users to donate the messages they receive.
“Help your app sort better by donating messages to Google,” the notice says.
The donation message in the Google Messages app came after Google began the global rollout of its conversation sorting feature for Messages. The essence of the function is to sort the user’s messages by category for greater convenience. To achieve such a result, Google uses artificial intelligence. However, the AI needs additional training to improve the sorting accuracy, and therefore user data will be useful to it.
If some of the messages contain confidential information or if the user wants to censor some parts of the messages, the content can be changed before being sent to Google. Before sending messages, Google will hide phone numbers and links, ensuring the anonymity of users.