Automated Name Screening arrived as a function for the Pixel four with the very first Pixel Characteristic Drop, earlier than rolling out extra extensively simply this month to all Pixels. Nonetheless, one other function that landed along with it appears to have disappeared for a minimum of a few of us: The choice to avoid wasting audio from these screened calls is gone on some units.

When Automated Name Screening first landed on the Pixel four in December, it additionally introduced the choice to avoid wasting audio recorded throughout these screened calls to your later assessment, supplementing the transcripts it already saved. The brand new possibility lived within the Pixel’s Cellphone app alongside different Name Display settings (Cellphone -> Three-dot menu -> Settings -> Spam and Name Display -> Name Display -> Save Name Display audio), however primarily based on a reader’s report, the function appears to have disappeared from some Pixels.

Name Display’s save audio possibility on a Pixel Three at rollout final week (left), lacking now on a Pixel four (proper).

We aren’t certain what number of units could also be affected, however we’ve got confirmed the function is presently lacking on all of the Pixel 4s we’ve got fast entry to, in addition to a Pixel Three that bought Name Display within the current rollout. We assume (however can’t confirm) that the function may be lacking for some on different Pixel units. Google’s support documents nonetheless make reference to saving recordings from Name Display on the time of writing as properly, so we assume this disappearance is a mistake. Should you’re amongst these affected, you will have to stay with transcripts for now.

We’ve got reached out to Google for extra details about the lacking function, however on the time of writing, we’ve got but to listen to again. If and once we get any extra info, we’ll make sure you let .