battery – What is messaging_service_work_wakelock?

I recently started having a few battery issues, so I decided to install BBS and take a look at the partial wakelocks.

One thing that stood out from the dump was that while the rest of the wakelocks were below 3 minutes for a duration of 14 hours, one wakelock in particular stood out with about an hour of activity – messaging_service_work_wakelock.

I tried to search for what it is, but there was no result in google (the best result I found was from a 2011 xda thread ). I understand that by the name it seems to be related to the courier, but what exactly is it for? and how can i stop it?

I'm on Android 10, Pixel ROM 3 if that helps.

Note: This is a recent problem. This did not happen before. The recent changes that I have made are

  • apps updated via the Play Store (not the messaging app but play
    services have been updated).
  • added a second Google account to
    device (but it was a few days ago).