News

Now Google Phone App Will Block The Spam Calls

No more unwanted calls for the Android users.

Google Phone App

Who doesn’t hate spam calls on their phone? It can sometimes be very annoying. Generally, Android users have to download third-party apps on their smartphones to cut down on any such calls; Truecaller is the popular one. Now, Google has jumped into the fray to weed out spam calls with its Google Phone app.

Once the Android user gets the spam call, the Google Phone app will bar the device from ringing and turn the entire phone screen into the red that will be an indicator of spam call. There will be no notification as well. The app will filter unwanted calls automatically and directly sent to voicemail. Then the caller can leave the voice message, but it again won’t come with a notification. 

The Google Phone app works as far as it can detect the spam number, it may miss on some numbers. Maybe with time, Google can create an ample database of spam numbers that will help in pruning the unwanted calls. To further support it, the user can report the number as spam, and for the next time, you won’t see that number ringing on your screen again.

The Google Phone app on the Play Store states, “Get the calls you want, and not the ones you don’t. You can now block numbers to prevent unwanted calls.”

There were some reports making rounds since a couple of months that suggested the Google was trying its hand on a feature that will filter spam calls. For this, the tech giant rolled out a beta program and yesterday, the Phone app’s stock version of Android got an update to take down spam calls. 

Read: Call Blocking Apps For Avoiding Unwanted Calls

The support page of Google Phone app has been updated with new changes, and we have confirmed the same on a couple of devices. “You’ll still see filtered calls in your call history and be able to check any voicemail you receive,” Google says on its help page. The new feature can be found in the Caller ID & spam menu of the app. Furthermore, you can turn off this feature also, if you don't trust its services

 

 

Tanya <span>Editor In Chief</span>
Written By
Tanya Editor In Chief

She is a content marketer and has more than five years of experience in IoT, blockchain, Web, and mobile development. In all these years, she closely followed the app development, and now she writes about the existing and the upcoming mobile app technologies. Her essence is more like a ballet dancer.

News

WhatsApp Vs. Snapchat: Clash Of The Apps

2 min read  

WhatsApp and Snapchat are a couple of the current era's biggest messaging services, making the most of great reputation among the smartphone-savvy users today.We put side by side both in a head-on battle to help figure out which one of these two messaging applications is way better.The u

News

Google Play Store Rating Will Probably Be Replaced By the Download Size of the App

4 min read  

Since time immemorial, Google has used a single metric for showing the best apps in the search results. Till now, it was all about star rating given to the applications in theGoogle search result feed. However, the former method is speculated to be replaced with a new way for users to determine

News

Facebook Messenger Now Allows Adding More Users To An Ongoing Call

4 min read  

Facebook Messenger app receives a new update from the company that makes group video or call chats much easier. The update allows the users to add more members to an ongoing video or audio call in the app. This means the users can invite another member to the call in progress without hanging up. Wit

News

Anyone Can Stalk You By Tracking Your Chat Activities: All Thanks To WhatsApp

4 min read  

When the news of data breach is spilling now and then, here is another blow to the privacy concerns in one of the major social media platform. Yes, we are talking about WhatsApp, the mobile messaging arm of Facebook. After the Cambridge Analytica scam, this time WhatsApp has got itself entangled in

MAD Originals
MAD Originals

Cut to the chase content that’s credible, insightful & actionable.

Get the latest mashup of the App Industry Exclusively Inboxed

  • PRODUCTS
  • SERVICES
  • BOTH