Call recording is something that, unfortunately, you don’t see all that often anymore. Google has been working on a call recording option for its Phone app for a while, and now, they’ve officially divulged the details on it.
Android Police first spotted a support page from Google that details this new functionality. As we enabled early on in 2020, a simple record button is added to the phone call interface, giving Android users quick access to start a recording and stop it.
Google also explains that recorded calls are stored under a call’s history. The same “Recents” section that houses your call history will also show recordings under that call’s information. This is similar to how Google’s Call Screen recordings work on Pixels. Calls can be deleted on the same screen.
Perhaps most importantly, though, is that Google mentions the requirements to use this feature. Of course, you’ll need the Google Phone app itself, but you’ll also need a device running Android 9 or newer to use call recording. The feature is also, unsurprisingly, region restricted. Google mentions that call recording is “not available in all countries and regions.”
Last week, Google started rolling out Phone support for call recording, but only on select devices in India. Given that and how this support page is worded, I wouldn’t count on wider availability anytime soon.
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- Google’s dialer app for Pixels can now be installed on some other Android phones
- Messages 5.5 and Google Phone 44 betas add Material Theme icons
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