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How to send spam calls straight to voicemail with Google's phone app

Google Phone App for Android Gets Built-In Caller ID and Spam Protection

To use caller ID and spam protection, your phone may need to send information about your calls to Google. Google recently updated its help page pertaining to spam calls to note that the phone app for Android cannot only weed out spam calls, but now it can prevent those potentially annoying calls from barging in on you. Users are also notified if the call couldn't be completed.

In the new version of the app for Android, there's an option in the settings section which lets you filter out suspected spam calls. Maybe with time, Google can create an ample database of spam numbers that will help in pruning the unwanted calls. You will still be able to see filtered calls, and you can still check your voicemails when you want. You're doing something important like a writing sprint or a hard report for work or school when suddenly your smartphone rings. Tap the call you want to report as spam and then select "Block/report spam" from the menu (not everyone has the report as spam option).

Google explained how to activate the Android spam call blocker through a dedicated Google support page.

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Who doesn't hate spam calls on their phone?

Caller ID and spam protection is on by default. Now you can set your phone up so that whenever Google detects a call is potentially spam it can automatically kick that call to voicemail so your phone won't even ring. If the Assistant is successful in its call, a notification is sent to the Google account owner and the event is added to their calendar. Whenever I stick around long enough to talk to a rep so I can ask them to stop calling me again, they immediately hang up on me.

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