How do I get Google’s Phone app to announce who’s calling?
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(Pocket-lint) – Google is bringing a nifty feature to the Google Phone app: caller ID announcement. When enabled, the app can announce the caller ID when your phone rings.
Here’s how to set it up.
How to configure caller ID announcement
When you set up the caller ID announcement feature in the Google Phone app, you can decide whether you want the app to announce the caller ID every time the phone rings, only when wearing a helmet, or never.
To enable this feature, do the following:
- Open the latest version of the Google Phone app
- Go to Settings > Caller ID Announcement.
- The “Announce Caller ID” option will be disabled by default.
- Select it and choose between:
- Only when using headphones
Where is this feature available?
It seems to be available for English-speaking users, including in the US and UK.
Remark : If you haven’t updated the Google Phone app, check the Play Store and make sure you do so, otherwise you may not see this feature available.
Why does Google provide this feature?
Simply put, it’s an accessibility feature that can help visually impaired people easily figure out who’s calling them, but it’s also really useful when you’re wearing a headset.
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Written by Maggie Tillman. Edited by Chris Hall.