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Google Introduces Call Screening

screeningTelemarketers, beware!

Google has created one of the most needed features we didn’t know we were dying for: Google Call Screening! This wonderful new feature is quite impressive, easy to use, and is already changing the lives of so many people across the United States.

Well, maybe that is a bit of a stretch. While it can definitely be a quality of life improvement, calling it life-changing may be a bit drastic for some people.

Sick of unwanted calls?

There has never been a time more prevalent for telemarketing or phone scams. Perhaps you have heard your auto warranty recently expire? Did you win a cruise? These are a few of the more popular cold calls around right now.

These, as well as calls from any unfamiliar number, doesn’t have to be a problem anymore!

So how does it work?

Google’s call screening runs in real time. If a call comes through, you can select to screen the call, just like you would select to answer or silence the call.

There is a button right between the standard answer button, and the silence/ignore button. Your phone rings, you screen the call.

On the other end, the call is answered by Google Assistant. Google Assistant informs the caller that they are being screened and then asks them to identify themselves, as well as state the purpose of the call. This information is then displayed in real time.

From there, you can choose whether or not you would like to take the call.

Bypass Annoying Calls

Auto dialers and robocalls may have met their match. Screening calls using Google Assistant will absolutely cause any recorded calls to be answered, and since the assistant actually answers the call, any calls triggered to pick up by voice input will also go through.

While the feature is currently only available on Google’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, Google does state that the feature will be made available for everyone “in the future.”

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