Google Phone’s voice recording feature is coming soon, but won’t be available to everyone. Our colleagues from the Engadget site managed to get their hands on a document from the firm, with several details on the subject. For example, you will need to have at least a smartphone with Android 9 to enjoy it.
In early 2020, Google announced that Google Phone would soon be able to record voice calls. Here we are a few months later, and according to bloggers from the XDA-Developers site, the functionality is already being rolled out in India on certain Nokia smartphones. In fact, it is very likely that this feature will soon be available in France and in other countries of the world.
In addition, the Google Phone app will need to be up to date on ” a compatible smartphone and in a country or region that supports it. ” Only, the document does not specify which devices and countries are affected. Recording a call seems very simple. Just open the app, make or receive a call, and hit the record button.
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Consent of all parties mandatory
As mentioned in the document, when registering for the first time, the user must first ask the agreement of all the parties involved : ” When you start recording, the other parties hear a message that the call will be recorded. When you stop the recording, the other parties hear a message informing them that the recording has ended. ” Another point is that it would probably be impossible to record the call until the other party answers the call, when the call is on hold or on mute, or if you have started a conference call.
All recordings are stored on the internal smartphone memory and not in the Google cloud. It can be accessed directly from the Google Phone app in the “Recents” tab. Users will be able to delete, listen again, or share the recordings on the net. Finally, the document does not specify an overall launch date for this feature, but given its availability in India, this should not delay any longer.
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