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Google Voice will now warn users of ‘suspected spam calls’

Tech giant Google on Thursday announced that it is rolling out a ‘suspected spam caller’ label for its users. The new features will help the users from unwanted calls and potentially harmful scams, the tech giant said in a Workspace Updates blog post.

The new label will appear on the incoming call screen and in the users’ call history.

“The company makes this determination using the same advanced artificial intelligence (AI) that identifies billions of spam calls each month across Google’s calling ecosystem,” Google said.

“Suspected spam labeling appears automatically when the Voice spam filter setting (Settings > Security > Filter spam) is OFF. When spam filtering is ON, all calls that Google identifies as spam are automatically sent to voicemail, and the call entry is put into the spam folder,” Google added.

Users have the option to confirm the suspected spam call, by which future calls from that number will go directly to voicemail or they can “mark a labeled call as not spam, after which the suspected spam label is never displayed for that number again.”

The spam warnings will be available to everyone with a Google Voice account and could take up to 15 days to roll out starting from Thursday, according to the company.

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