Google has recently started rolling out a feature for its Pixel smartphones which lets users make use of the Google Assistant to see who is calling and for what before answering the call.

This feature allows users to see a real-time transcript of how the caller responds so that they can then decide whether to pick up, respond by tapping a quick reply (for example, “I’ll call you back later”), or instead mark the call as spam and dismiss.


To this Google added that, “Call Screen is only available to English speakers in the United States who have Pixel 2, 2 XL, 3, or 3XL devices. If you don’t see Call Screen in the Phone app’s settings, it’s not available yet”.

Call Screen, is mainly meant to help users to save the time spent on picking up unimportant calls from unknown numbers, and does not use Wi-Fi or mobile data of the users.


This feature however does not work with third-party call recording and screen recording apps as these apps might intrude as how the feature works. So Google suggested that its always better to turn off these apps before using Call Screen.

Sometimes in fact, Call Screen might not understand the caller. To ask the caller to repeat themselves, the user needs to tap “I can’t understand” and then the caller would hear, “It’s difficult to understand you at the moment. Could you repeat what you just said?”

The phones in which the feature is available do not currently store the transcripts of the call, but in the future, they might see the transcripts in call history. Google added the above all however without mentioning anything about the global roll out of the feature.