Google has call recording feature for Android has been in the works for quite a while. In 2020, APK Teardown has found that the search engine Pioneer is working on the feature for its Phone app and XDA Developers informed that Nokia phones in India have started receiving the update.
Now there is official news on the upcoming feature as Google itself has shaed a support document that describes the feature and how to use it. The apprved draft was taken down but AndroidPolice was able to grab a screenshot of the feature:
The shared material explains that in order to record a call, the device must have
Android 9 or above and must have the latest version of Google’s Phone app.
It must also be a supported device in a supported region but it does not specify which devices or regions are supported.
Recording a call is just simple as to click the record button on-screen during a call. The recorded calls can be seen within the Phone app under the Recents tab and call history. These recordings are saved locally and can be shared as audio files or deleted at any time.
Please note while recording a call for the first time, the application would advise users to comply with local laws for call recording as many regions takes a good consent prior to being recorded on call. So its good that before the recording starts, the other party will be informed that the call is being recorded and they will also be informed when the recording ends.
There are no updates so far when this new feature will roll out on prodcution for all world google users but with a few Nokia users just getting it already and Google posting an official draft online