reCAPTCHA v3 beta will detect if you’re human without annoying interactive challenges
If you’re a frequent internet user you’ve probably had to prove that you’re a human a couple dozen times. Websites use reCAPTCHA to make users prove they aren’t bots. A lot of people don’t know that Google actually own reCAPTCHA. They acquired the system back in 2009. Google has been announcing new features for a plethora of services this week, so why not some reCAPTCHA goodies?
reCAPTCHA serves an important purpose, but it can be very annoying. You can be asked to pick out pictures that meet a description or decipher a bunch of messy text. Google has made improvements over the years to make it less obtrusive. The latest update, version 3, will remove the interactive challenges and give users a “score” to determine if they are human or bots.
Google says reCAPTCHA v3 will never interrupt users with interactive challenges. Instead, it will give a score based on user interactions with the site. So a “good interaction” would be given a 1.0 score, whereas an interaction that is likely a bot would be given a 0.0 score. One example of how interactions can be scored is by detecting mouse movement to determine if you’re a human. There will be other methods for identifying human activity.
Check out the reCAPTCHA developer page below for more information on how you can implement reCAPTCHA v3 on your website. Currently, v3 is in beta and still undergoing final testing before an official release. Site owners can register now on the signup page. This should make the experience better for users and add better security for site owners. No more identifying road signs and storefronts (sorry if that was your favorite internet game).