Google now lets you block undesirable calendar invitations from getting added to your Google Calendar.
The threat actors commonly exploit the invitation feature to run phising as well as malicious campaigns.
Additionally, Google in its blog post explained that they have enhanced the setting to Automatically add invitations and now they offer an option to avoid any unwanted invitations getting added to your Google Calendar.
You can select either;
The option to automatically add all the invitations you receive.
Another option is to only add the invitations when you have RSVP’d in the email event invitation.
The second option offers better control over event invitations and keeps you away from any unwanted or spammy event invitations. So you can see only those events that are crucial for you,
The blog post further notes that the invitations feature will by default be off. To enable this feature, users will need to follow the below-mentioned steps:
- Open Google Calendar
- Go to its setting
- Look for the event settings
- Add invitations to my calendar
Over the years, Google has been working on a way to block spam invitations that target its Calendar users.
And, now Google has released this option that helps limit invitation spam on its Calendar platform to some extent.
According to the Play store data, the Google Calendar Android app has over a billion downloads. These numbers show how popular the platform is.
With the new spam invitation block feature in place, it will help minimize phishing and malicious attempts within the Google Calendar platform.
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