Good news for everyone who uses Google’s Phone app, as latest updates will soon help you to know why a business establishment is calling so you can decide whether to pick up or not. In a recent support page discovered by Android Police, the tech ventured into detail about a feature known as “Verified Calls.”
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All companies that choose to go through and pass Google’s verification process will be required to send the dedicated Verified Calls server their phone number, users phone number and their reason for calling the user, such as “Scheduling your internet installation” or “Your food delivery.” Google will then reveal all the entered information on your Phone app to give you the power to decide what next.
This feature will be on by default, unless you turn it off. But it’s not going to work if you haven’t added your phone number to your Google Account yet. It also not going to work if you do not have the Google Phone app.
Also note that the Google app is not yet compatible with a lot of Android devices available now, including Samsung phones.
Google also hinted that the app doesn’t “collect or store any personally identifiable information after verification,” though, and that the company deletes your phone number and the call reason from the Verified Calls server minutes after verification.
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This is pretty much safe for us all, mostly for people who constantly get calls from call centers that hints of products even when our moods are down, now we can decide when to pick up.
I could remember a particular occasion when I was very hostile to an agent calling to sell insurance plan that I never subscribed to. I think this will handle all of that.