Google Phone can now filter some spam calls automatically

Google's Phone app will start blocking out unwanted calls on its own

Google's Phone app will start blocking out unwanted calls on its own

Your phone however will need to send information to Google about your calls in order to build this spam database if you may. In case you don't know Google for a long is testing a new feature which was revealed in the previous app teardown as well. Now, the app's support page has been updated to reflect the new changes, which apparently have already been activated on many devices. Google recently updated its help page pertaining to spam calls to note that the phone app for Android cannot only weed out spam calls, but now it can prevent those potentially annoying calls from barging in on you. The option to turn it off are be available on the settings area of the Phone app. The feature is called Incognito and it works exactly like the one on Google Chrome.

The Google Phone app helped users deal with spam by displaying a red background whenever it detects a suspected spam call.

Like Google's Gmail spam email filter, its spam call filter is likely to be highly effective even if it can not prevent all spam calls. Here, they will need to tap the call they want to report as spam, and then tap Block / report spam.

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The new feature is found as the second item in the Caller ID & spam menu. The call will go straight to voicemail, and whether or not the spam caller leaves a message, users will not receive a missed call notification.

Open your device's Phone app. Users will then be asked if they want to block the number.

If you have the option, tap Report call as spam.

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