Google is working on a feature that will allow non-pixel users to use “Flip to Silence” in the Phone app
Google is working on a feature that will allow non-pixel users to silent an incoming call just by flipping the phone or covering the phone with your palm. This feature helps you to ignore any caller which you don’t want to answer at the time. All you need to do is launch the app and switch on the feature. You can also disable this feature just by turning the feature off.
According to XDA developers, this feature was spotted by them back in April, “Flip to Silence feature is supposed to let users silence the ringtone from an incoming phone call by flipping the phone over. When we examined the code for this feature, we determined that the setting will only show up on devices that don’t support Digital Wellbeing’s “Flip to Shhh” feature.”
Google introduced a gesture of flipping the phone on to its screen to enter a ‘Do Not Disturb (DND) mode with the launch of the Google Pixel 3. Now, with Google Phone 47 beta, they appear to be testing a more traditional use for the same gesture: silencing incoming calls. In addition, it was also known that Google is also testing a feature to answer a call with a 1-way video.
Initially, the feature was called “Flip to Shhh” to turn on DND mode and was exclusive to Pixel 3. However, the company introduced it to more smartphones via Digital Wellbeing later on. In the new Google Phone app, you can see a basic setting screen for the “Flip to silence” feature. It also seems to be linked to the “Flip to Shhh” of Digital Wellbeing, indicating that Google may combine the two features somehow.
Previously, the company made Google Phone app free for all which means anyone can download and run the Google Phone app from Google Play Store. Improve your calling experience and call control by updating the Phone app for your Android 7.0 (Nougat) or newer device. You’ll also get Call Screen, Google Duo video calling, spam protection, and caller ID.
Well, it is not yet clear when the feature will be available to all, some users are getting and some are not. Let’s wait for the official news from the company. For more news on tech and cybersecurity stay tuned on Android Rookies by following us on Google News