This announcement dovetails well with Verified SMS, which Google introduced to strengthen user privacy and security for android messaging apps, aimed at combatting the rise of spam texts. Similar to Verified Calls, Google verifies each message a business sends to its users to confirm it was sent by a specific business. When verified by Google, users will see a verification badge and business logo in the message thread.
“We are excited that Google has chosen Kaleyra as a key partner in a service that once set up, will identify a customer’s phone number and the reason for the call. The customer’s Android device compares the incoming call information Google received from the enterprise and if there is a match, the phone App will display a message indicating the call has been verified.” said Dario Calogero, Kaleyra’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer.
Kaleyra, Inc. (NYSE American: KLR) (KLR WS), is a global group providing mobile communication services for financial institutions and enterprises of all sizes worldwide. Through its proprietary platform, Kaleyra manages multi-channel integrated communication services on a global scale, comprising of messages, push notifications, e-mail, instant messaging, voice services and chatbots. Kaleyra’s technology today makes it possible to safely and securely manage billions of messages monthly with a reach to hundreds of MNOs and over 190 countries. For more information: https://www.kaleyra.com/.