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Google Phone app could soon gain Caller ID announcement and other new features

Google expanded the availability of its Google Phone app along with the Verified Calls feature to more non-Pixel devices earlier this month. Now, the company is working on some new features for its dialer app to further increase its usefulness.

The first option in testing is called 'Caller ID announcement' and as the name suggests, it would lead to the phone app reading out the incoming caller's name or number. Another new feature in the works is the option to automatically delete Call Screen transcripts and recordings after 30 days. Call Screen is only available in the United States and Canada so this feature is going to be handy for a limited number of users. Nonetheless, if you rely on Call Screen heavily, the option to delete its transcripts automatically after every 30 days will be a handy addition.

Lastly, the app will be gaining a new 'Saved voicemails' shortcut in the Voicemail tab to let users quickly access their saved voicemails.

These features are still under testing from Google but they should make their way to the Phone app in the coming weeks presumably around the time the Pixel 5 hits the stores.

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