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Google ban! No more call recording apps on Google Play Store

Google is working on a new update to the developer policies of the Play Store which will have a direct impact on the third-party apps with call recording functionality on Android devices. When and how call recording apps will face the serious consequences of Google's new developer policy? Know below.
By: HT TECH
Updated on: Apr 21 2022, 18:16 IST
The new Google Play Store policy will come into effect on May 11, 2022, and will soon stop third-party apps from recording calls on Android devices. (Pixabay)
1/6 The new Google Play Store policy will come into effect on May 11, 2022, and will soon stop third-party apps from recording calls on Android devices. (Pixabay)
This new Google policy will prevent third-party apps from using the Accessibility to API (Application Programming Interface) for recording the call audio stream. (Unsplash)
2/6 This new Google policy will prevent third-party apps from using the Accessibility to API (Application Programming Interface) for recording the call audio stream. (Unsplash)
Google has confirmed on its support page that, “The Accessibility API is not designed and cannot be requested for remote call audio recording. The use of the Accessibility API must be documented in the Google Play listing.” (Reuters)
3/6 Google has confirmed on its support page that, “The Accessibility API is not designed and cannot be requested for remote call audio recording. The use of the Accessibility API must be documented in the Google Play listing.” (Reuters)
Though, this is not the first time! Google has been taking a slow process to deprecate and remove the APIs that enable call recording over several Android smartphones. (Unsplash)
4/6 Though, this is not the first time! Google has been taking a slow process to deprecate and remove the APIs that enable call recording over several Android smartphones. (Unsplash)

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Why is Google behind the removal of call-recording apps? Well, Google claims that this was done while keeping privacy and security in mind. Though, another reason could be the different laws in regard to the call recording from country to country. (Pixabay)
5/6 Why is Google behind the removal of call-recording apps? Well, Google claims that this was done while keeping privacy and security in mind. Though, another reason could be the different laws in regard to the call recording from country to country. (Pixabay)
Well, this is also revealed that the pre-installed or system apps that already have permission to tap on the Accessibility API won't be affected by this new policy. (AFP)
6/6 Well, this is also revealed that the pre-installed or system apps that already have permission to tap on the Accessibility API won't be affected by this new policy. (AFP)
First Published Date: 21 Apr, 18:16 IST
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