It automatically sends suspected spam messages to your phone's own AI voice assistant to see if it's speaking to a robot or not. It will give you a live transcript so you can know whether to pick up the phone or if you want to hang up on the spam caller.
The feature was previously exclusive to the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, but Google has now begun rolling out the upgrade to all other Pixel devices.
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Exactly when you'll get the upgrade on your older phone is unclear, but it should be coming soon.
Google didn't make a specific announcement about the feature expanding to new devices, but once users began to spot the feature appear on their devices a spokesperson for the company confirmed to Android Police that it was happening.
This feature seems to be an exclusive to the Google Pixel range, but it may be something we see the company introduce within the Android platform so third-party manufacturers can include it on their devices in the future.
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James is Managing Editor for Android Police. Previously, he was Senior Phones Editor for TechRadar, and he has covered smartphones and the mobile space for the best part of a decade bringing you news on all the big announcements from top manufacturers making mobile phones and other portable gadgets. James is often testing out and reviewing the latest and greatest mobile phones, smartwatches, tablets, virtual reality headsets, fitness trackers and more. He once fell over.