If a recent report is anything to go by, then Google is currently working on adding native call recording support to its Phone app.
In a recent teardown of the app, XDA Developers has discovered references and icons hinting towards native call recording support. According to the references, the call recording button will show on the call screen which will allow users to start recording. However, it’s unclear if Google intends to bring the call recording feature to its Pixel and Android One devices exclusively or adding recording support to the app in general.
As you might already know, the Phone app has never supported call recording. On the other hand, the search engine giant never had an official API to achieve the same result as well. While third-party apps could use workarounds to offer call recording, Google removed the ability with Android Pie and since then it’s up to device manufacturers to enable call recording in their products.
As a result, it’s surprising to see that Google is currently working on an official call recording API. This latest news just comes days after we learned that Xiaomi will ship its devices in the EU region with Google’s Phone app instead of traditional MIUI. As MIUI supports native call recording, if you were concerned that you will lose the functionality, it seems that Google will add the functionality to the app.
At the moment, it’s unclear when the app will get the feature. However, if Google is to release the feature, we should learn more about it in the coming days.