If we are talking about Call Screening feature on a smartphone device, we will say Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 3. But things are changing, and from the press release from yesterday in Digital Wellbeing expansion, Motorola will be the next one including this feature. The Moto G7 family (Moto G7, Moto G7 Power, Moto G7 Play, and Moto G7 Plus) and the Motorola One, will receive from now the Call Screening feature.
What is Call Screening?
Call Screening is an exciting feature that could answer in your place. For example, if you receive a call and don’t know who it is, tap the call screen button, and your Google Assistant will pick up. After that Google Assistant says the following: “Hi, the person you’re calling is using a screening service from Google, and will get a copy of this conversation. Go ahead and say your name, and why you’re calling.” How cool is that, right? Also, if the person who’s calling and talking to your Google Assistant it’s still unknown for you, the feature has more option like: “tell me more,” “call me back,” “is it urgent” or you can hit the call to spam and end the conversation. Of course, if you want to answer, tap the answer button and begin chatting.
Additional Information about Call Screening
First of all, the data isn’t saved. Google is not recording your phone calls because it doesn’t keep your audio call and transcripts it to your Google Account.
Second of all, this option is available by default. You don’t have an enable-disable feature for the Call Screening, just the option to not use it.
Third, you can change the voice. You have by default a female voice, but you can change it to the male voice from Settings-Call Screen-Voice.
Unfortunately, we don’t know when the Call Screening feature will arrive in the Moto G7 family, but we will have an OTA soon.
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