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Google Phone app’s Caller ID feature will now announce who’s calling

You can set whether you want the app to announce caller ID every time the phone rings, or when an earphone on.

SNS | New Delhi |

Google Phone app is rolling out a new feature that will announce the name and number of any incoming calls, in a bid to help users screen unwanted calls.

Android device with Google Phone app on, you will now be able to hear who is calling when the phone rings, reports to 9to5Google.

Currently, the Pixel phone owners in the US have received the automatic Call Screen feature, and other countries will get the new tool soon. Apple iOS devices already have the caller ID feature enabled.

You can set whether you want the app to announce caller ID every time the phone rings, or when an earphone on.

To enable the new feature, open Google Phone, go to Settings and then Caller ID announcement.

The “Announce caller ID” is disabled by default but you can choose between “Always,” “Only when using a headset,” or “Never.”

Caller ID announcements are a great accessibility feature, allowing people with visual impairments to more easily know who is calling them.