Google Voice will now make it easier for users to ignore spam calls with the launch of a new update. Google has now added a warning to its Voice feature, which will alert users to suspicious calls by marking them with the label “Suspected spam caller”. Users can also remove the spam list if a call is not spam. This secure calling feature has been added to the latest version of Google Voice for Wi-Fi and network cellular switching.
This label will appear on spam calls
According to a recent announcement by Google, Google Voice will now protect its users from unwanted calls and potentially harmful scams by displaying a red “suspected spam caller” label on all calls that appear suspicious. The selection of numbers as spam will be done using advanced artificial intelligence.
Will be able to remove the number from the list if it is not spam
The spam label for a number will appear on the caller screen as well as in the call history. Users will have the option to allow the call to remain spam or to confirm the identity of the number and remove it as spam or genuine contact. If the number is confirmed as spam, future calls to that particular contact will go straight to voicemail. In the meantime, removing a number from the spam list won’t cause any warnings to appear on future calls.
Feature starts getting from 29th December
Google has informed that the phased rollout of the feature has started on December 29 and it may take up to 15 days for the feature to appear on Google Voice. It will eventually be available to all Google Voice users.
Turn on the new feature like this
When the voice spam filter is turned off, the suspected spam label will automatically be activated. To automatically send suspected spam calls to voicemail, go to Settings -> Security -> Filter spam -> Turn it on.