While the Pixel 3 doesn’t add a lot of jaw-dropping new features, one that turned heads was the call screening feature. Now, it’s looking like Pixel 2 call screening is starting to roll out.
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Some users on Reddit as well as some Android Police readers are reporting over the past day or so that call screening is starting to hit the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. It’s unclear if this is arriving via an update to the phone app or something related to the Google app. It does appear that this is a somewhat limited rollout, though, as many have not been able to replicate it.
As you’d expect, Call Screen on Pixel 2 works very similarly to how it does on the Pixel 3. When a call is coming in, the update has the standard options for answering or rejecting the call, but there’s also a Google Assistant button which allows users to screen the call. From there, Google takes over with a disclaimer for the caller and asks them why they’re calling. Everything is transcribed in real-time and users can decide to answer the call if they choose.
It’s unclear when this feature will roll out more widely, but if you’ve got a Pixel 2 or a Pixel 2 XL, keep an eye out next time you’ve got an incoming call. Drop a comment below and let us know if the feature is live for you as well.
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