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One-time passwords (or OTPs) are an easy way to add a bit of security to account logins. Once you provide the correct password, you receive an SMS with a unique code. Enter the code, and you’re in. Of course, after that, the code is useless, but it doesn’t automatically delete off your phone. It’s a text like any other, and if you’re like me, these useless texts live on your phone forever.
Luckily, Google changed things this year. Now, you can go to “Message organization” and choose “Auto-delete OTPs after 24 hours.” From now on, these SMSs will delete themselves after one day, which should clean up your inbox considerably.