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Google to Block All Android Third-party Call Recording Apps starting on May 11 By Restricting Accessibility API

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Our smart phones are the most powerful contraptions gadget ever that allows us to perform a lot of task easily beyond general calling or messaging. With our advance smart phones we have ability to perform a lot of things apart from calling or messaging like photography, gaming and all other different tasks.

Since communication is important, technology has also been growing, and the major Smartphone OEMs is also improving with a lot of extra added features which made it easy for us to record audio as well as video calls with built-in or third-party app support.

In these cases, it appears as though Google is getting severe with its privacy policy as you won’t be able to record call using third-party apps again as they will all be taken down on May 11 following the Google policy.

Google has reported a new policy centered around the evacuation of Android third-party recording applications that supports call recording. The tech giant is at present chipping at this new policy that is said to come into effect on May 11, 2022.

It should be noted that Google is not entirely stopping the support for audio call recording on its platform for good but it’s rather modifying the Accessibility API for remote calling with this, it will limit app developers from accessing recording audio calls remotely.

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The policy was at first reported by a Reddit user called NLL-APPS on the Google play console support page.

Who Will All Be Affected?

Google’s forthcoming privacy policy update that is said to come in will actually take effect on May 11,2022, and it won’t permit applications from third-party to work around the Accessibility API to gain access to call recording. And also, Google has been trying to prevent android apps from gaining access to recording calls or video from privacy reasons.

These new privacy will just limit users from downloading third-party applications that ask ask permission for remote call recordings. On the off chance that a user smartphone comes with an inbuilt call recording option as a part of the custom UI offered by the OEM then, there will not be any issue for recording calls. For example, the Xiaomi’s MIUI OS comes with an inbuilt call recorder which you can use to record calls within the dialer app.

Google has additionally specified that it is chipping away at fixing every loop holes with third-party call recording apps. Thereby putting a block on the two-way call recording utilizing remote headphones or with earphones will likewise be blocked once the new privacy policy becomes effective.

How Can Calls Be Recorded On Android After Google Privacy Policy Comes Into Effect?

As already referenced above, when Google updates it’s privacy policy you won’t be able to record calls using any third-party call recording apps or giving them access to the Call Accessibility API’s. So all you have to do is to stick to the default device dialer app which comes with an inbuilt call recording option. If your smartphone OEMs do offer this support then you don’t need to worry about the privacy policy as you can still record calls.

Do let us know your thoughts about the new updated privacy policy from Google in the comments below.

 

 

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