Google has decided to pull the plug on third-party call recording applications and Truecaller is making the necessary changes. Recently, Google has decided to ban all call recording applications as a privacy concern and from May 11, the company will remove all call recording applications from Play Store. To avoid being banned by Google, Truecaller is removing the call recording feature from its application.
In its recent developer program policy, Google stated that a feature that enables third-party applications to record calls, called the Accessibility API, is not designed and cannot be requested for remote call audio recording. could. It is important to mention that the use of microphone for recording calls was removed in Android 10. Recently, Google has also introduced call recording alert on its dialer app.
In an open statement, Truecaller mentioned due to the updated Google Developer Program policy, it will no longer be able to offer the call recording feature. However, this should not affect devices that support native call recording functionality, which is entirely up to the manufacturer of the smartphone. Also, the information provider of the dialer has mentioned that it has introduced call recording on Android devices on demand basis.
Android users can still record calls using the Google dialer or the Phone app. However, as soon as a user presses the record button, the dialer automatically announces “This call is now being recorded” so that both parties are aware of the call recording. Additionally, Google’s stance prohibits recording calls without user consent, as do most third-party call recording applications. Nevertheless, some smartphone makers still provide the feature in-built, which does not require users to download any app.
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