Friday, 03 February 2023

Call Recording Apps to be Banned by Google Play Store

Call Recording Apps Are to be Banned by Google Play Store

Google Play Store will ban voice call recording applications starting May 11.

All developers offering third-party voice call recording applications will be banned from the Google Play Store. Only the Google or mobile voice call recording system function will be there.

As per the Times of India Report, Android smartphone users will not be able to record any calls anymore if they don’t have a built-in call recorder system from 11st May. The new changes in the Google Play Store policy will only affect the voice calling apps that third-party developers offer. Samsung, Xiaomi, and Google smartphones come with an in-built call recorder.

No Call Recordings Via Third-Party App or Software

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Google has said that if a phone is recording calls via a default calling app that comes pre-loaded, it isn’t violating its policy. However, all the third-party apps are in violation and will be stopped from recording calls starting May 11, 2022.

It is worth that Google has been trying to get rid of call recording on Android smartphones for quite some time now. A few years back, with Android 6, Google had restricted real-time call recording and further restricted call recording over the microphone with Android 10. Regardless, the apps started using Accessibility Service for recording calls with Android 10 and later versions. But this won’t happen anymore as Google has updated its policy, and it is all set to come into effect from May 11, 2022.

This is terrible and disappointing news for many fans of call recording applications. How these apps will stop working is something that remains to be seen. Whether these apps will be obliterated from the Play Store or whether they will just be rendered useless once the new policy comes into effect is something that we will have to wait and see.