Google Phone app’s call recording feature is now available on some Xiaomi phones
Google has been working on an in-house call recording support for the Google Phone app for a while now. It was first spotted, as XDA Developers report, earlier in January this year and some people were even able to fully activate that feature on their devices soon after. Those will Google Pixels received the feature officially first, followed by a handful of Nokia devices that are under the Android One program.
It looks like Google is now ready to expand the reach and many Xiaomi smartphones now have been given access to the call recording module on the Google Phone app.
Now, MIUI has its own dialer app that has a call recording feature. Recent Xiaomi devices that are sold outside China, India and Indonesia come with preinstalled Google Phone and Google Messages App and not the MIUI-version of the app.
As reported by Piunika Web, the call recording feature of the Google Phone app is accessible on global variants of the Redmi Note 8 Pro, Redmi Note 9s, Redmi Note 9 Pro etc already. And many users on the Mi Forum have also written that they received the feature “out of the blue” on the dialer. In some cases, the new feature disappeared after a reboot which indicates that it might be a server-side A/B testing.
The Mi A series that runs on Android One instead of MIUI also got the call recording feature on the Google Phone app.
There is no way to force the call recording option to show up on the app, so if you really want it you may want to install the beta build of the Google Phone app.