Your mom won't be impressed by Google's Call Screen transcript option rollout


Google's promised call screener for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL is apparently already rolling out in test batches for the chagrin of all the mothers involved. "Call Screen" does what it says on the tin - it prevents deplorable robocallers from contacting you. 

There's that, and there is your mom calling, though, as you can see in the screenshot below taken by a Reddit user who got the screening goods on their Pixel. You see, the Call Screen function warns the caller that there will be a transcript of the conversation, the phone will take over, ask who is calling and the reason for the call. Meanwhile, a live transcription of the conversation is posted on your phone in real time. 

You can choose to pick up the call, send a quick reply, or report the call as spam. Needless to say, the guy's mom was not impressed by this technology of the future and "roasted" the offspring after she realized she is going to have to get through every time now.

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3 Comments

1. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

This is awesome, especially when in crowded place where I can’t pick up the phone and person knows I’m reading everything

2. bambamboogy02

Posts: 834; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Only if there was some way to communicate though the wireless device that didn't requite the person to 'Talk' into the device. Only if there was some way to send a 'message' of some kind not through voice...

3. ssallen

Posts: 164; Member since: Oct 06, 2017

This is for numbers you don't recognize. Not the one's you do. Take for instance your doctor's office. They might need to contact you, you don't have their number in your contacts. They call, you send to screen and then answer when they answer the screener. They don't necessarily know the phone they are calling is mobile which would make text messaging useless. This is a great feature and you fanboys can't argue that.

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