Frequent internet users are familiar with reCAPTCHA which asks you to prove that you are human through a test. While reCAPTCHAs are useful for websites, they can be quite irritating.
Nobody likes to pick pictures that meet a description or figure out a bunch of messy alphabets and number while browsing the internet.
Thankfully, Google has decided to remove these annoying interactive challenges that served as a test of your humanity. This means no more identifying road signs and storefronts.
The latest reCAPTCHA update, version 3 will discard the interactive challenges and use “scores” to decide whether the user is a human or a bot.
It will never interrupt users and can be run on the website without affecting conversions. The scores will be awarded based on user interactions with the site.
A ‘good interaction’ with the site will fetch you a 1.0 score, and a bot-like interaction would be given a 0.0 score.
The interactions are scored on different parameters such as detecting mouse movement and other activities to determine if you’re a human.
The reCAPTCHA version 3 is currently in beta phase and currently undergoing final tests before its official release.
Website owners can check out the reCAPTCHA developer page to find out how they can implement it on their sites. With this update, Google will enrich the user experience for internet browsing along with website security for the site owners.