reCAPTCHA v3 Beta removes the annoying challenges to prove your humanity
Most users of the internet websites nowadays are familiar of Google‘s reCAPTCHA, which asks you to prove your humanity through checking a checkbox, and sometimes, answering a series of challenges just to prove your humanity.
While this helps to prevent sites from being abused by robots, it also annoys users who want to obtain a result or access to the website because they have to waste some time to identify which is which, like a storefront, a bus, street signs or whatsoever.
We all know nobody likes to do that.
MEANWHILE: A ROBOT beats the “I’m not a robot” captcha!
Now, probably because they’ve heard most users’ clamors about being annoyed, Google has decided to get rid of the annoying challenges that serves as the test to prove your humanity.
No more identifying road signs, vehicles and storefronts.
The version 3 of reCAPTCHA, currently in beta phase, will use “scores” instead of interactive challenges to decide whether the user is a human or a bot. It is currently undergoing final tests before its official release.
With this update, Google will enrich the user experience for internet browsing along with website security for the site owners.
According to Google, it will never interrupt users and can be run on the website without affecting conversions. This will be helpful for large-scale websites who frequently have many visitors for a single dose of content.
The scores will be given based on user interactions with the site. The interactions are scored on different parameters such as detecting mouse movement and other activities to determine if you’re a human.
A ‘good interaction’ with the site will get a 1.0 score, and a bot-like interaction would be given a 0.0 score.
It’s not clear yet which specific activities aside from the aforementioned ones above would trigger a good interaction, however, we think it would be better instead if that information is kept from most people.
Should you happen to be a website developer or owner, you can now check out the reCAPTCHA developer page to find out how you can implement it on your site.