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Google’s Verified Calls to help you better tackle pesky calls

Google’s Verified Calls to help you better tackle pesky calls”

Soon Android users on Google's Phone app will know about who is bothering to call them and will also get to know the reason behind the call.

The feature, while limited for now, is a glimpse into how calls from unknown numbers could change in a more connected future. In many regions, the company now allows users to do tasks like booking restaurant appointments or delegate being on hold on the phone via the Google Assistant.

Google prepares "Verified calls" for your phone app, a way to avoid unwanted communications by verifying your identity with the business and the reasons for making the call. As it's impossible to know whether it's an important call or a spammer without picking up the call, we usually miss some important calls as well. Of course, flipping a coin doesn't really tell you anything about who is calling and why. That is, if a company has met all of the terms Google offers and has received the necessary approval, the calls made by that company will be covered under Verified Searches.

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Here's how this system will work. This program will allow businesses to verify their identities and display their names along with the objective of reaching out on the user's screen. Google said it does not share sensitive information about users with its business partners.

According to Google, Verified Calls will be defaulted to opt-in, meaning that it will be turned on by default. The company also assures that it doesn't store this information as within minutes of verification, Google deletes your phone number and the call reason from the verified calls server. Google may not yet offer the setting that disables the Verified Searches feature. Google will then clearly show all that data on your Cell phone application.

Once this information is submitted, then only the call goes through, displaying all the relevant information in the process.



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