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Google Pixel to send spam calls directly to voicemail

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Amid a stark increase in calls and messages, announced that Pixel, its flagship smartphone, will soon be able to send calls directly to

While the Phone app flags numbers and lights up the screen bright red when one comes in, the new spam filtering will automatically send robocalls to

Furthermore, with the new update in place, users will no longer get notifications of the missed spam call, reports The Verge.

While the question remains whether accurate detection of spam calls can be done, says the move was taken to ensure that the company plays its part in protecting users.

The new feature will be rolled out worldwide over the next few weeks in Google's Phone app on Android, which is available on Pixel, Nexus, or One, and will be available for other device users for download on

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 12:35 IST