Google has launched its new feature for Google Pixel 3 smartphones which will now screen spam calls and provide real-time transcriptions. Google announced the feature on Tuesday during an event in New York City where it introduced the new Pixel 3 smartphone along with a slew of other hardware products. The feature will also be coming to existing Pixel phones.
The new feature will allow Google Assistant to answer a suspected spam call in Google Pixel 3 smartphones and then transcribe the response in real time, letting users decide whether to answer the call, end it early, or block the number entirely and report it as spam.
When you tap the “screen call” button, Google Assistant will alert the caller that you are “using a screening service from Google” and that you will get a copy of this conversation. It will ask them to state their name and reason for calling, which will then be relayed to you in real time.
The Google Pixel 3 smartphones and the Pixel 3XL go on sale in the US starting Oct. 19 and will be available in more markets on Nov. 1. Pricing will start at $799 for the Pixel 3 and $899 for the Pixel 3 XL.