Call Screen comes to the original Pixel and Pixel XL

Call Screen comes to the original Pixel and Pixel XL
We have been using the Call Screen feature on our Pixel 2 XL and have found that it comes in handy. When the device receives a call, it gives us the option to "screen call." Tapping that button will allow Google Assistant to answer and find out who is calling, and the reason for the call. We can view the conversation in real time on the display, and enter into the discussion, report the call as spam, or have the Assistant obtain more information from the caller.

While the feature came with the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL right out of the box, it was disseminated last month to the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Now, according to a Reddit poster (via Droid Life) the original Pixel and Pixel XL are starting to receive the feature.

To see whether or not your OG Pixel or Pixel XL have Call Screen, open the Phone app on your handset. Click on the three dot menu to the right of the search bar. Tap on settings. If you see Call Screen on the list, congratulations. You can now have Google Assistant screen your calls to help you get rid of spam callers, bill collectors, ex-significant others and all of the other people you have no desire to speak with.

The Call Screen feature, seen on the Pixel 2 XL, is now rolling out to the OG Pixel and Pixel XL

The Call Screen feature, seen on the Pixel 2 XL, is now rolling out to the OG Pixel and Pixel XL

Related phones

Pixel XL
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3450 mAh
Pixel
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2770 mAh

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7 Comments

1. aegislash

Posts: 1424; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Hopefully this doesn’t introduce a whole slew of bugs, because as of lately Google’s quality control seems to be lacking.

3. Venom

Posts: 2669; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Yes, Google needs to do better with quality control. This isn't a software update. This is just a new feature being rolled out. Read the article next time.

4. aegislash

Posts: 1424; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

You’re saying a new feature can’t contain bugs?

6. Venom

Posts: 2669; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I never said that. Learn to read.

7. TheOracle1

Posts: 1745; Member since: May 04, 2015

This isn't new at all. It's been ported over from Google Voice which has had it for ages and works great.

2. libra89

Posts: 2022; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Awesome!

5. tokuzumi

Posts: 1727; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I rarely get calls on the line I use with my 2016 Pixel, but I welcome this addition.

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