According to a recent report from 9to5Google, the AI call screening feature from Google, which came with the launch of the Pixel 3 and is also currently being introduced to older Pixel phones, will get transcription support soon.
How does the feature work
What this feature does is to allow the Google Assistant to get the calls that might be spam, before users have the opportunity to answer them. Now we’ve just learned that this feature will soon have the capability to save transcriptions of phone calls – more precisely, by the end of the current year.
At the moment, when the Google Assistant takes over a spam call, the user can only observe the transcription in real time, while the conversation takes place. After the call is finished, the user is not able to look at the conversation again, as it is not saved in the system.
The new change will take place by the end of the year
It looks like last week one of the Call Screen product managers from Google confirmed on the support forums that this new feature will be added later this year and the transcripts of the conversations will be automatically saved in the Call Log after the end of the calls, more specifically in the Call Details section. What we know is that public beta testers of the Google Phone app can use the feature first, and by the end of 2018 the users of Pixel 3 will be also able to access it. For now, the call screen feature is rolling out to Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones, and to the rest of the Pixel family too. When the feature gets to your phone, there’s nothing that you need to do in order to enable it.
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