Indian users are being bombarded with many commercial messages from Android’s default messaging app. The statements are mainly for advertising purposes with a solid emphasis on gambling, insurance, and consumer loans multiple times a day.
Advertisers seem to be misusing the RCS function, which lets businesses communicate with their consumers via interactive and richer adverts, according to 9to5Google. Thus, one may use QR Codes or make online transactions based on the message in question.
According to Ishan Agarwal, who receives between 2 and 5 adverts every day, this form of advertising spam is not new, but it has mainly escalated in 2022. Although banning and reporting accounts stops specific organizations from sending spam, according to many local sources, the only way to avoid this barrage of adverts is to deactivate support for RCS in Google Messages.
This feature enables you to send and receive messages that are more comprehensive than a basic SMS over a cellular network or Wi-Fi and include the multimedia capability