Google Phone app could soon offer call recording option

Michail, 15 January 2020

Thanks to a new APK teardown we got an insight that Google’s own Phone dialer app could soon come with a built-in call recording feature. The discovery was found in the source code of the latest version of the Phone app for the Pixel 4. More specifically, Google added a new icon, layout and other resources alongside a new in-call button to initiate a call recording which was revealed through several strings of code.

Call recording option found in latest version of Google Phone app
Call recording option found in latest version of Google Phone app

In the past, call recordings were available on the stock Google Phone app up until Android 6 Marshmallow. Since then the feature required workarounds which were later shut down by Google with the arrival of Android 9.

Google Phone app could soon offer call recording option

OEMs like Xiaomi provide call recording for their devices and recently announced all of its devices sold in Europe will ship with Google’s Phone and Messages apps in place of their Xiaomi alternatives. This coincidence means the new call recording feature could be exclusive to Xiaomi phones but we’ll just have to wait and see Google's approach here.

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  • Anonymous
  • 16 Jan 2020
  • Kxr

Stock Android playing catchup with Chinese skins now. Most of the features from latest Android versions are imported from other Android skins. And the best part is that all those skins(even the heavy ones) are fluid enough like stock in 2020.

This is so true, I have a xiaomi K20 pro and use this call feature on the regular, especially when I'm trying to get appointments and the lines always busy

Shouldn't it read, "Google finally shares their call recording feature with the end user"? :)

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