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Google has introduced a new security feature on Android smartphones to keep users safe from malicious links while using apps on their phones. According to Android expert Mishaal Rahman, the ‘Android Safe Browsing’ feature supports third-party apps and sends alerts when users access harmful links or websites. The feature has been spotted on Google’s Pixel phones and Samsung Galaxy phones. It is expected to roll out to other smartphones via Google Play services with the ability to toggle settings.

According to details shared by Rahman via X (formerly Twitter), the new Android Safe Browsing The page appears on some Android smartphones to inform users that the feature can alert them when they navigate within supported apps and encounter harmful links and web pages. The description also states that the Safe Browsing feature can protect users from phishing links.

It’s currently unclear which third-party apps will support Google’s new Android Safe Browsing feature. Supported apps The screenshot section does not mention the application name. Rahman says the feature can be done using a library called the SafetyNet Safe Browsing API, which allows apps to check whether a link has been flagged as a known threat by Google.

The same Settings page also displays the following toggles: Enable real-time threat protection It is claimed to use the “latest version of Safe Browsing” and provide more accurate threat detection. It’s unclear whether the toggle is on by default and whether users have to opt-in to enable the feature.

According to Rahman, the new Android Safe Browsing page is located here: setting > Security and Privacy > Enhanced security and privacy protection Similarly, in the Settings app on Google Pixel phones, owners of Samsung Galaxy smartphones can access the following features: setting > Security and Privacy.

According to Rahman, the new Android Safe Browsing feature hasn’t yet rolled out to Gadgets 360 employees’ smartphones, but it’s expected to roll out to more smartphones as part of the Google Play Services update. The company will likely announce more details about this feature in the future once it starts rolling out to more users.

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