Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL both came with a new call screening feature which can be used to answer suspected spam calls using Google Assistant and then translate the conversation in real time.
As promised by Google, the feature is now coming to older Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL with this week’s Google’s update.
Lately, spam calls have been on the peak and they are very annoying to deal with. Major carriers like T-Mobile are trying their best to prevent these spam from reaching the customers.
However, if you somehow get a call that suspect is a spam then you can tap on the new “screen call” button. This will initiate the call screening process and then Google Assistant will alert you that you are using a screening service then provide you a copy of the real-time conversation and then depending on the conversation, you can either pick up the call, hang up or block the caller.
After the update, once the call screening feature is now available on your Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL, you won’t have to do anything as the feature will be enabled by default. If you want to see a demonstration that how does this feature work or adjust the voice type then you can go into Call Screen preferences from the Google Phone app.
The feature will soon start to roll and soon, it will be available for the rest of the Pixel lineup too. Google hasn’t given any statement regarding this that when it will be coming so, there is no time frame that when will the feature be rolled out.
[Source: Droid Life]