Google to end checkbox for bot identification, start new system to analyse user interaction

Previously, Google had a captcha system where users had to write a number or letter.

The days of identifying yourself as a human or a robot are over. Google finally has a new system in place that is able to judge how a user interacts with a website to determine if it is a human user or an automated bot.


Previously, Google had a captcha system where users had to write a number or letter that were generated on the screen or identify a specific animal from several images or type out numbers present in road signs. This system helped to keep away automated bots from performing activities like availing a service multiple times creating a shortage or to access someone's account by generating millions of combinations. Moreover, it also helped Google to train AI algorithms with the help of human inputs.

In the recent times, the captcha check system was further simplified, when Google was able to improve its system to judge if a certain action was being performed by a bot or a human. Therefore, a user had to just click on a specific box to prove that it was, in fact, a human and not a bot.


This was possible by a method that was able to calculate response timing of execution and interaction with the website to determine that the behaviours of the user were that of a human or a bot.

Usually, a bot is designed to execute a singular task and has a very fast rate of execution while a human user works with different variables and takes much more time to complete a task.

Google can now let go of that checkbox to determine if the user was human or a bot, thanks to its improved system and, therefore, it can be expected that slowly website security checks will cease. However, in the case of suspicion, the old puzzles may still occur.