Apps that record phone calls will be banned by Google

Apps that record phone calls will be banned by Google

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  • However, it can also be used to access the sound from phone calls and store them. The Bolton News: Google’s decision will be limited to apps on its Play Store (PA). Google’s decision will be limited to apps on its Play Store (PA). The Independent writes: “Google’s documentation makes clear that it is not intended for recording phone calls and that new changes will stop apps from being able to do so.

  • From next month, Google will make it impossible for apps to record phone calls on its devices. According to The Independent, the business will be deleting the technology that call recording apps utilise to gain access to the actual calls. This is accomplished using accessibility technology, which is designed to allow the phone to adapt to people with various needs.

“Those changes go into effect on 11 May and mean that no apps will be able to record calls. It is not clear whether developers will comply with the ruling or if Google will be forced to remove apps that do not comply from the online store.” This announcement from Google is only limited to its Google Play Store apps, meaning that phones that come with call-recording apps that are built in will still be able to do so.

Those system apps do not need permission to access phone calls since they are built into the phone. Google has been progressivley making it more difficult to record phones calls on Android in the name of privacy and security. The decision also brings it in line with the iPhone, which already makes it impossible for apps to record phone calls and offers no built-in apps with that functionality.

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