Lately, telemarketing companies have become such a nuisance as they call us at untimely hours affecting our work and even personal life. However, soon it will be a thing of the past, at least for the Google Pixel phone users.
Last month, during the Pixel 3 series launch, Google showcased a new nifty Google Assistant feature that was able to screen the incoming call and let the owner know who and what the purpose of the call without having to answer the phone. Now, the company has released the new software update to the predecessor. It will take a few days for the Google Phone update to reach all the corners of the world.
Here's how Google Phone 'Call Screen' works:
Once the Pixel 2's Phone app gets upgraded with the new feature, the 'Call Screen' option will appear just above the 'green phone' icon lights up during an incoming call.
After you select the 'Call Screen', Google Assistant will take over the call and introduces itself to the person on the other side and questions him/her about the purpose of the call.
As Google Assistant speaks to the person, a transcript of the whole conversation is typed on the screen in real-time for the benefit of the device owner. He or she, based on the information, can tag it as spam call or ask more info or press smart short reply or just press the phone icon to take over the conversation.
All the tagged calls will be red flagged if they call back again and the Pixel phone can just ignore or cut the call.
Google has confirmed to bring the Call Screen feature even to the first generation Pixel and Pixel XL later this month.