Google ended call recording by default as of Android 10 mobile operating system. Now, the company has announced that as of May 11, it will enact new Google Play Store policies that prevent third-party apps from using the Accessibility API to record the search flow.
According to the news of Android Authority, Google is gradually removing APIs that allow call recording in various Android versions. The company does this in the name of privacy and security, and because call recording laws vary widely in different countries.
However, Google’s policy is limited to third-party call recording apps in the Play Store only. On the other hand, local call recording functionality will not be affected on phones like Google Pixel or Xiaomi phones with Mi Dialer. Additionally, pre-installed apps will not be affected by the change.