Google’s Phone App To Filter Spam Calls Without Any Notification

Isaac Cain
July 18, 2018

As of today, the support page of the app has been updated to suggest a wider rollout of the new feature following its successful beta test.

Back in the month of April, the Google developer team came up with an update to the Google Phone app that was aimed at reducing the rate at which spam calls disturbed the user. After this update, the Phone app can automatically filter some spam calls.

Google is taking more steps to protect Android users from being bothered by unwanted and potentially harmful calls. The name of the feature is relevant with the work it does ie "caller ID and spam protection".

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Now if you're confident that the numbers marked as spam are really just that, you can actually turn on the filter that will stop them from even ringing your number. Spam callers will still be able to leave to a voicemail, which can be checked from the call history, but even that won't leave a notification, making interruptions nearly non-existent.

Caller ID and spam protection is on by default. The app will filter unwanted calls automatically and directly sent to voicemail. Users will not receive any missed call or voicemail notifications from the spam numbers once this is done. But what if it's that phone call from the bank or that delivery service and you need to take it? You will still be able to see filtered calls, and you can still check your voicemails when you want. This feature will protect you from the spam callers and will block the calls coming from unknown sources.

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