Google Unveils New Android Notifications

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Google Inc. has on Tuesday unveiled new Android notification channels, moving some of its security-related prompts to Smartphone, leaving traditional channels like email and Short Message Service (SMS).

This is according to a statement by the organisation obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

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Henceforth, Android users should expect a notification on their Smartphones while receiving an email alert when a new device has been used to log into Google’s account.

It said that the native notification would ask whether the users have just tried to sign in.

The statement added that from there, the users could tap the notification to review account activity and take action to secure their accounts, if necessary.

“The purpose of login email alerts were to offer accounts owners a real-time view of access to an account, allowing for a faster reaction in the event of a hijacking attempt.

“People are four times more likely to review alerts in mobile notifications than in email,’’ it said.

The statement said that email, however, was not the optimal medium for security-events, notifications and often lands in already cluttered inboxes.

It, however, said that users are four times more likely to review mobile system notifications than email notifications.

The statement noted that notifications would appear when a new device was used to login to an account, as well as when there was a security event linked to an account.a

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