Truecaller announced that they will stop the call recording feature on the app from May 11 as Google has updated it’s Play Store policy. Recently Google has announced that it will restrict all the third-party call recording apps from accessing accessibility API from 11th May 2022.
This policy will not be implemented on the first-party dialer app and as well as on the Google Dialer app that comes pre-installed on some devices. First party dialer app and Google Dialer app will still offer call recording features in some regions as announced by Google. This new update might be because Google wants to comply with the call recording laws globally and to provide more privacy and security to users’ call recording data.
“Call Recording on Truecaller was free for everyone, permission-based, and required users to enable the feature using the Google Accessibility API,” Truecaller said in a statement. The developer further said that they introduced this feature on the Android app to popular users’ demand and they get an overwhelming response from users when this feature was introduced. “However, as per the updated Google Developer Program policies, we are unable to offer call recording any longer,” Truecaller further added.
Google said in a statement, “The Accessibility API is not designed and cannot be requested for remote call audio recording.” Android users who are on Android 10 or newer won’t be able to record apps using third-party apps.
The accessibility API on Android also helps users to overcome any accessibility issues in the operating system. The new Android policy will not have any implication on non affected Android devices that have call recording features natively or built-in. All the smartphones that will ship with the Google dialer app as a default dialer app will have the call recording feature even after May 11 when this new policy will be implemented. But this will definitely depend on the Region and OEM if they allow a call recording feature on Google Dialer.
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