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Google Messages may show unknown sender names in notifications

Have you ever wished you could give a name to the unknown sender who suddenly appears in your messages? Well, Google seems to be onto something with its latest feature in the works for the Google Messages app. This nifty addition would display the sender’s name directly in the SMS notification you receive.

Google Messages notifications may soon start showing unknown contact names

According to findings from tech media outlet Android Authority, Google is shaking things up with notifications for new messages in its latest beta version of the app. If you receive a message from an unknown number, Google will attach the sender’s name to the phone number. However, there is a catch: this feature is only enabled if profile discovery is enabled for the person.

Profile discovery lets you link your profile picture and name to Google Messages. You can edit your Google account profile and manage the information you share with others by:

  1. Open Google Messages.
  2. At the top right, tap your profile photo.
  3. Tap Message settings
  4. Select Profile Discovery.
  5. Enable or disable profile discovery.
  6. Next to your profile information, tap Edit.
It’s worth noting that displaying unknown sender names isn’t entirely new to Google Messages. The platform simply expands this functionality by extending it to Android notifications.