Google’s virtual phone number service can now flag suspected spam calls. Google voice is now getting better at filtering out calls that you do not want.
Google’s Virtual Phone Number Service Can Now Flag Suspected Spam Calls
Users of Google Voice should not worry in regards to spam calls for much longer. The tech company Google on Thursday said that the service will now be labeling calls that are believed to be spam with a suspected spam caller label.
Google in a bid to figure out the calls that should be flagged is making use of the same artificial intelligence software that powers similar features on its other phone calling applications, the company in a blog post said.
How the New Spam Labels Will Work
The announced new spam labels that are coming to Google voice will be appearing on incoming calls and in the call history of a user. Confirming a labeled call as spam will make future calls from that same number be sent directly to voicemail.
Also, call history entries from that number will be moved to your spam folder, users also can flag when Google has mistakenly labeled a call as spam in order to prevent that very label from popping up on future calls from that same number.
Google Voice Improvements in Recent Months
The capability to label potential spam calls is one of a couple of improvements that have been made by Google to Google voice in recent months. A recent update however made it possible for the service to automatically switch between Wi-Fi and cellular service. But it will however depend on the network that offers better quality. Google voice also was among the first apps to make use of the new photo selection tool that was introduced by Google in Android 13 as per 9to5Google.
Google Recently Made Several Improvements to the Phone App on Its Pixel Devices
The said rollout in question is coming just after Google has made many improvements to the phone app on its pixel devices. Google for instance can wait on hold for you, screen calls, and also provide estimates for wait times when calling some toll-free numbers. The tech company also added Clear Calling on the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, which is meant to make improvements on phone calls simply by enhancing the voice of the caller and then reducing noise in the background.