Automated Name Screening arrived as a function for the Pixel Four with the very first Pixel Function Drop, earlier than rolling out extra broadly simply this month to all Pixels. Nonetheless, one other function that landed along with it appears to have disappeared for not less than a few of us: The choice to save lots of audio from these screened calls is gone on some units.
When Automated Name Screening first landed on the Pixel Four in December, it additionally introduced the choice to save lots of audio recorded throughout these screened calls to your later evaluation, supplementing the transcripts it already saved. The brand new possibility lived within the Pixel’s Cellphone app alongside different Name Display settings (Cellphone -> 3-dot menu -> Settings -> Spam and Name Display -> Name Display -> Save Name Display audio), however primarily based on a reader’s report, the function appears to have disappeared from some Pixels.
Name Display’s save audio possibility on a Pixel Three at rollout final week (left), lacking now on a Pixel 4 (proper).
We aren’t positive what number of units could also be affected, however we now have confirmed the function is presently lacking on all of the Pixel 4s we now have rapid entry to, in addition to a Pixel Three that bought Name Display within the latest rollout. We assume (however can not confirm) that the function may be lacking for some on different Pixel units. Google’s help paperwork nonetheless make reference to saving recordings from Name Display on the time of writing as effectively, so we assume this disappearance is a mistake. For those who’re amongst these affected, you will have to stay with transcripts for now.
Now we have reached out to Google for extra details about the lacking function, however on the time of writing, we now have but to listen to again. If and after we get any extra data, we’ll you’ll want to let you understand.
Replace 1: 2020/02/14 2:28pm PST by Stephen Schenck
We’re nonetheless undecided why Google disabled Name Display audio recording because it did, however regardless of the causes had been, Google appears to have had a change of coronary heart, as we have began noticing the “save” possibility return to Name Display settings.