Google working on new feature to help users identify unknown callers

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Google has reportedly adding a useful feature to its Google Phone app that promises to simplify the way we handle unfamiliar phone numbers.

According to the statement, users can easily search for information about incoming calls directly from their recent call list. However, one will find the new update in the beta version of the Google Phone app. Google could now be aiming to bring the feature to its smartphones globally.

The Lookup feature is seen when a user taps on a number that is not saved in contacts. It uses web searches to find the source of a phone number.

According to the reports, “The Lookup icon shows up after the Add contact, Message, and History icons as the fourth item on the list. The report highlights that upon tapping on the feature, a bottom panel opens up that allows users to choose from apps that can look up the number on the web. Google Search is one of the options, and when using it, the feature directly searches it on the web.”

This feature is intended for phone numbers that are associated with a business as they are likely to be found on the internet. It does not appear to be for numbers for personal use as they are unlikely to be available publicly on the web.

Furthermore, this feature currently does not integrate any caller ID apps such as Truecaller, which is more focused towards identifying phone numbers belonging to individuals.

As per the reports, while the Google Phone app is primarily used on Pixel phones, users with various Android devices can access it by downloading the app. The addition of the Lookup button alongside existing options like “Block” and “History” is expected to enhance user experience and simplify call management.

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