Google Phone app now filter out spam calls automatically

Google Phone app now filter out spam calls automatically, Google has rolled out “caller ID and spam protection” on its Phone app with which the app itself would be able to filter out calls that it detects to spam, eliminating all notifications and alerts for those calls as well. 

Google Phone app now filter out spam calls automatically

Google Phone app now filter out spam calls automatically, making life easier for you, Google’s Phone app will start blocking out unwanted calls on its own. The Phone app is now capable of automatically filtering out calls detected as spam and sending them to voicemail as per the report.

This means, every time you get one of those promotional calls, it’s likely your phone will not ring and you won’t even get notifications for such calls.

The feature called “Caller ID And Spam Protection” is available on Android Marshmallow 6.0 and above. To use “caller ID and spam protection”, the user’s phone may need to send information about their calls to Google. Caller ID and spam protection are on by default, but users can choose to turn it off. The option to turn it off is available in the settings area of the Phone app.

How The Caller ID And Spam Protection feature will work?

# Google will use its own data and data from its licensors to show relevant information when you receive or make a call, much like TrueCaller.

# Further, the Phone app will warn you by turning your phone’s screen red if it detects a spam call and you will receive a voicemail if the caller leaves a message.

Google Phone app now filter out spam calls automatically

How to enable or disable this feature?

Google Phone app now filter out spam calls automatically

# The feature is turned on by default, but you can toggle it off from within the Phone app settings.

# To disable the feature, open the Phone app, tap the three-dot symbol, and then open Settings > Caller ID & spam > Off.

# Google adds that to stop spam calls from ringing, users should turn on Filter suspected spam calls. This step is completely optional and depends on the individual’s choice.

# Once this is done, users won’t get missed call or voicemail notifications, but they’ll still see filtered calls in your call history and be able to check any voicemail they receive.

# Users can also mark calls as spam. To do this, users will need to open the Phone app and go to Recents.

# Here, they will need to tap the call they want to report as spam

# Then tap Block/report spam. Users will then be asked if they want to block the number. If the option is showing up, tap Report call as spam, and then tap Block.

How will be the Caller ID And Spam Protection feature help you?

# If the spam callers leave a voicemail – you know, like the usual spiel about charges being filed against you over back-owed taxes – that will still find its way to your voicemail inbox. But again, there won’t be a notification about it. “You’ll still see filtered calls in your call history and be able to check any voicemail you receive”.

# Most important of all, you won’t be getting constantly interrupted by a vibrating phone as the calls come in. You can enable the option with a simple toggle from the settings area of the Phone app.

# The Phone app already identifies suspected spam callers by turning your phone’s entire screen red when it rings, which is a clear visual indicator that you shouldn’t pick up.

Notably

Presently, the Phone app turns the mobile screen red to notify incoming spam calls. However, there are questions about its functionality. So it’s not completely clear how effective and efficient this new feature will be but it is still a handy option to have. 

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