Google in a bid to secure its users’ privacy, has decided to ban all call recording apps going forward with effect from May 11th. Play Store will pull off all 3-party voice recording software from its library and it no longer will be available to the public, except for the in-built voice recording system available in smartphones shall remain.
May 11 onwards Android users will no longer record calls if their smartphones do n to have an in-built voice recording or call recording feature. This new directive from Google Play Store will end the era of call recording apps of 3rd party vendors. The good news is smartphones which are Google, Samsung, or Xiaomi make come with in-built call recording apps.
No lawsuit will be filed against a smartphone user if he/she has an in-built voice recording app. But 3rd party vendors who built call recording apps will be halted post-May 11th directive. Google has been wanting to stop 3rd party call recording software for a long time now. Google with Android 6 and 10 versions and later versions wanted to stop these vendors from jumping onto the platforms of these smartphones to record calls but not anymore as Google has put its foot down with the new policy of banning such malware and unsafe software.
This will not go down well with a lot of consumers who enjoy recording calls of their loved ones. How these apps will be completely razed off the free market is for time to tell. Whether Google will ban these applications from Play Store or whether these apps will be in violation allowing consumers to stay away from downloading them will be made clear post-May 11th directive.