Google is working on adding some new features to its Phone app including Caller ID announcement, option to delete 30-day old Call Screen transcripts, and a Saved voicemail shortcut.
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Google today announced that it will be rolling out the Phone app's availability to more Android devices later this week, also bringing the Verified Calls feature that vets unknown callers' identity.
The Google Phone beta app can now be installed on most Android devices out there. One needs to join the beta program of the app and then use the direct app link to install it on their device.
Google is rolling out a new Verified Calls feature for the Phone app to help reduce spam and fraud calls. The Phone app can display the reason as to why a business is calling you using this feature.
The Google Phone app is getting a dedicated floating Duo button that sits right above the dialer button. Tapping on the button will open the Duo app from where one can make a video call.
Google has seemingly made its Phone app available to download for select other non-Pixel and non-Android one devices. All Android devices which have a specific shared library can install the app.
A teardown of the latest Google Phone beta APK hints at two new upcoming features: 1-way video and Flip to silence. The features are not yet live, but they could be a part of the Pixel Feature Drop.
An APK teardown of the Google Phone app indicates that it could be getting a call recording and transcription capabilities in the future. There's no guarantee, though, when they're arriving.
Google has announced a new feature for the Phone app on Android which lets users make an emergency call that automatically tells responders where the user is located and what the situation is.
The stock Android dialer app, Google Phone, is now getting the ability to filter out some spam calls almost entirely, blocking any sort of user notification for such unwanted contact attempts.
Google is updating Nexus and Android One devices with a new spam caller detection feature, which marks potential telemarketers and spammers and allows users to block and report these numbers.