Instead of spelling out tricky characters called CAPTCHA to determine if you are human, you can now directly answer to Google's question: "Are you a robot?"
The new "No CATCHA reCAPTCHA" feature allows Google and other websites to monitor and analyse user behaviour and help figure out if they are human or robots. This allows the websites to prevent robots from abusing the site.
Google explains in a blog, "For years, we've prompted users to confirm they aren't robots by asking them to read distorted text and type it into a box, like this:"
However, with the new "No CATCHA reCAPTCHA", Google will directly ask its users whether they are robots or not. The user can answer it by simply clicking on a check box.
Those websites that have already adopted API, like Snapchat, WordPress and Humble Bundle are already implementing the "No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA".
"So, when you go online—say, for some last-minute holiday shopping—you won't be competing with robots and abusive scripts to access sites," Google reveals.
In fact, Google claims that "in the last week, more than 60% of WordPress' traffic and more than 80% of Humble Bundle's traffic on reCAPTCHA encountered the No CAPTCHA experience," making their experience on the site much faster than usual.
Don't sigh in relief just yet, because CAPTCHAs aren't yet banished forever. "In cases when the risk analysis engine can't confidently predict whether a user is a human or an abusive agent, it will prompt a CAPTCHA to elicit more cues, increasing the number of security checkpoints to confirm the user is valid," it elaborated.
To adopt the new reCAPTCHA for your website, visit Google's reCAPTCHA webpage. (https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/index.html)