Google Pixels can save transcripts from the call screen later this year

The call screen was possibly the most impressive feature that Google debuted at the Pixel 3 launch event. Google AI can answer the phone and ask what the purpose of the call is, providing an on-screen transcript of the conversation so that can decide if you want to talk to them or not. At this time, the transcripts disappear as soon as the call ends, but the ability to save has been confirmed for their arrival later this year.

As indicated by 9to5Google, the support answered a question about how to save the transcripts for later viewing in a forum post on the Pixel Phone Help pages. A Googler (Paul Dunlop) said that functionality would come this year, first to beta testers and then to all Pixel 3 users before the end of the year, not to mention Pixel 2s, even though they are just starting to get Call Screen now. See the full commentary below:

I am pleased to confirm that we will launch support to save the transcript later this year. The transcript of the selected part of the call will be automatically saved in your Call Log once the call has ended. You can access it through the Call Details section of an individual call record item. This will be available for our public beta testers first, and then for all Pixel 3 users later in the year.

This is something that will make the call screen even more useful. We do not have such a big problem with spam calls here in the UK, but I know that my colleagues across the pond suffer multiple instances every day, so Call Screen should be a blessing. If you want to make sure you are the first to obtain the transcript saving function, register here to obtain the beta version of the Phone application.

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