Google Rolls Out Verified Calls Feature

Joanna Estrada
June 29, 2020

Google already has features like automatic call screening and spam detection on Android, but what makes Verified Calls different is that businesses need to submit their information to Google to be verified in order to make the cut. Any business that Google has verified will be a part of this "Verified Calls" program. The application, which is not satisfied with this much, also comes to the fore with its features such as scanning automatic calls and filtering spam calls. For this feature to work, you will have to link your cell phone number to your Google account. Be on the lookout for the "Verified Caller" screen when you receive a call from a business on your Android phone. As it's impossible to know whether it's an important call or a spammer without picking up the call, we usually miss some important calls as well.

You can switch the feature off if you constantly pick up despite whether you know who's calling- or in case you have privacy issues.

For the "Verified Caller" feature to work, it must be turned on, which it is by default. The support page also details how Google verifies calls from businesses.

The goal of Verified Calls is to inform users why businesses are calling them. After a company transfers search related information to Google servers, this information will be transferred to the user along with the search. Google suggests the element does not "collect or retail outlet any individually identifiable data following verification", while, and that the corporation deletes your telephone selection and the simply call rationale from the Confirmed Phone calls server minutes right after verification. However, there seems to be no way to disable this feature. Which is probably why Google is labeling these as verified.

Reportedly, half of all phone calls received by smartphone users this year will be spam and scam calls.

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