Google Responds To ‘’ Bug That Shows Your Private Texts

Search For In The Google App Now glitch is really dumb but it seems to have gotten the attention of loads of people. The bug shows your private text messages if you type in the Google App. You can give it a go if you want to. The glitch was first found by Reddit user Krizastro who had the following to say about the bug:

For some unexplained reason when I type in “” (specifically with two periods) into my search bar on the default pixel launcher it displays my recent text messages through Google. It’s like just about the weirdest glitch I have come by. Is this combination just a super random coincidence or is there something else going on? Are other people getting this glitch? I’m really confused, let me know.

Since then the post has got more than 1000 upvotes on Reddit and there have been loads of comments as well. Google seems to have noted the issue and a spokesperson had the following to say about it:

“We are aware of a language detection bug in the Google Search app for Android which erroneously interpreted certain phrases as a request to view recent text message. A fix for this bug has been implemented and will roll out over the next few days.”

The bug is very odd indeed but now that Google knows that it is there, it will be patched up soon, in the upcoming days. If this is something that you have not noticed then you might as well give it a go before Google patches the issue and it goes away.

Google app already has the option of showing you your recent texts if you allow it to. Ask Google to “show me my text messages” and your recent texts should show up.  You could also do it with this bug but I don’t see why you would want to use a bug when there is already an option for the same thing. Its fun, I guess.

Let us know what you think about the bug and whether or not you knew about it before you read about it here.

Talha Amjad
Talha has been in the tech industry for the last 6 years and is a current member of the PC master race.