Google Phone App users might soon be able to automatically record anonymous calls

Even though Google Phone App has been on the Google Play Store for a while, only a handful of devices have received support for its Call Recording feature. Apart from Google’s own Pixel devices, the other famous OEMs in the list are Xiaomi and Nokia. According to the latest news, an XDA’s finding reveals that Google is working to let users automatically record anonymous calls.

The report conveys that an APK teardown reveals a lot of new strings added to the Google Phone App‘s Version 59(v.59). Some of the keywords of the strings of code are “Always record”, “non_contact_toggle_key”, “Numbers not in your contacts” etc.

Only last year, Google introduced the recording feature in the Google Phone app. Initially, it was exclusive for the Google Pixel users. Later, Xiaomi devices adopted it in September and Nokia devices in May. Global variants of Xiaomi devices already ship with the Google Phone App out of the box.

The first string of the particular array of code shows this disclaimer message: “You or the other person in your call might be somewhere that requires everyone to consent to being recorded. Everyone will be notified ahead of time that the call is being recorded. It’s up to you to follow laws about recording conversations. Recordings are stored only on your phone.”

Users will get a pop up whether to toggle the feature on or off after this disclaimer message is showed. There are two options- “Always record” and “Cancel”. It seems we might see a separate setting for it on the App.