Automated Name Screening arrived as a characteristic for the Pixel four with the very first Pixel Function Drop, earlier than rolling out extra extensively simply this month to all Pixels. Nonetheless, one other characteristic that landed along with it appears to have disappeared for not less than a few of us: The choice to avoid wasting audio from these screened calls is gone on some gadgets.

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 in your later overview, 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 characteristic 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 gadgets could also be affected, however we’ve confirmed the characteristic is at the moment lacking on all of the Pixel 4s we’ve fast entry to, in addition to a Pixel Three that acquired Name Display within the current rollout. We assume (however can’t confirm) that the characteristic may be lacking for some on different Pixel gadgets. Google’s support documents nonetheless make reference to saving recordings from Name Display on the time of writing as effectively, so we assume this disappearance is a mistake. When you’re amongst these affected, you may have to stay with transcripts for now.

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