Ending spam calls is the dream of any user. Cell phone companies and insurers calling from an unidentified number and ruining naps or interrupting activities can drive even the most patient of their nerves. Fortunately, the Google Assistant includes a new exclusive anti-spam feature on Google Pixel devices: Call Screen.
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The Call Screen function answers the call and asks for you, the reason for it. You do not need a WiFi or mobile data connection to filter calls. It does not use the Google database against spam numbers, since calls made by robots are automatically discarded.
In the case of Call Screen, the Google Assistant will ask the human on the other end of the line, the reason for their call. Depending on the answer, you can have the assistant ask other questions, or ask them to call back later. If it is not a spam call, you can answer at any time and continue the conversation.
How Call Screen works on the Google Pixel
The devices OG Pixel, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro can use this new function. However, at the moment it is only available in a few countries, as a trial: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.
While the feature is originally intended to deal with spam calls, it can also be configured to deal with unknown numbers or calls when we’re in another activity. Instead of missing the call, we can have the Google Assistant take over.
Call Screen transcribes what is being said, and if we decide it’s a legitimate call, we set up an autoresponder or pick up. Conversation transcripts are saved locally on your own device and can be accessed later. Calls from your contacts do not go through the Call Screen filter. You can directly attend and answer them, or reject the communication manually.
Customize Call Screen behavior
To ensure the success of this feature, Google allows a number of details that can be controlled and configured to your liking. To access, you have to follow these steps:
-Open the Google Phone application.
-Press the three dots button in the upper right corner.
-Open the Spam and Call Screen menu.
-Open Call Screen.
Here we will find different modifications available. We can save the audio of the calls; select the treatment of calls in spam, possible fake number, number calling for the first time, or hidden numbers.
You can select that Call Screen is not activated automatically, but manually for each particular call; change the voice of Google Assistant. In this way, we personalize the Call Screen experience on our Google Pixel phone.