Google has begun rolling out their newest feature to their Pixel smartphones which lets users make use of the Google Assistant to see who is calling and why before they even answer a call.
This new feature actually allows users to see a real time transcript of how the caller responds so that they can actually decide whether to pick up, respond, which is all done by tapping a quick reply (like for example, “I’ll call you back later”), or mark the call as spam and dismiss.
“Call Screen is only available to English speakers in the United States who have the Pixel 2, 2XL, or 3XL devices. If you don’t see the Call Screen in the Phone’s app’s settings, it’s not available yet”, Google said.
Call screen, which can really help save users save time spent on picking up unimportant calls from unknown calls from unknown numbers, soes not use Wi-Fi or mobile data of the user either, which is awesome.
This feature only works with third party call recording and screen recording apps as these apps may interfere with how the feature works. It is much better to turn off these apps before using the Call Screen, according to Google.
“Once in awhile the Call Screen may not understand the caller. To ask the caller to repeat themselves, the user needs to tap “I don’t understand” and then the caller will hear, “it’s difficult to understand you at the moment, could you repeat what you just said?”.
The phones in which this feature will be available do not currently store the transcripts of the call, though in the future, they may see the transcripts in your call history, Google said, without even mentioning anything about the global roll out of the feature.
via Gadgets NDTV