As the much-anticipated update to the Google Phone app has arrived, you may no longer need to use the third-party app Truecaller to see who’s calling you. With the latest update to the Google Phone app, you’ll be able to see the caller’s name and number before you answer the phone. The feature has been in development for some time, but it has only recently been released to the public in the form of an update to the Google Phone app’s stable build.
The APK breakdown was initially spotted on XDA Developers. A few screenshots of the feature’s design have been released by the newspaper. The Google Phone app’s Caller ID announcement options can be accessed via the settings menu.
If you tap it, you’ll see a toggle to switch it on or off. You can set it such that “the caller’s name and number will be read out loud for incoming calls” after you start receiving them. You’ll be given three alternatives, including “always,” “while using a headset,” and “never.” If you prefer, you can permanently disable the feature. You can block all those annoying spam calls with this handy tool.
With this functionality, customers will be able to identify incoming callers even if the phone is inaccessible. You can turn off the feature that announces the caller’s name if you prefer not to be disturbed. Users will need to update to the most recent version of the Google Phone app from the play store to gain access to the new function.
The app’s description states that with the latest update, users can automatically screen unknown callers and block detected robocalls before their phone even rings. When it was not a robocall, the message explained, “Your phone will ring a few moments later with useful information about who is calling and why.”
Due to the absence of information on the Caller ID announcement function in the description, it may be some time before it becomes available in India. It’s possible that Google has already started spreading out the feature to users in the United States. In addition, the Google Phone app allows you to record calls, block spam calls, see who’s calling, use visual voicemail, and even screen calls from unknown numbers.