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You might soon have a super easy way to silence incoming calls on your Pixels

Just say the word.

Published onSeptember 1, 2022

Google Pixel 6 Pro front lockscreen lying on concrete
Rita El Khoury / Android Authority
  • Google could soon allow Pixel users to silence calls by simply saying a word.
  • The Assistant feature seems to be under development and may debut with the Pixel 7 phones.

It looks like silencing incoming calls on your Pixel phones will soon become a piece of cake. If you’re too lazy to pick up your Pixel and press the volume rocker to silence it or if Flip to Shhh doesn’t always work for you, Google may have a fix in mind.

According to 9to5Google, Pixel 6 may soon be able to silence incoming calls by using voice commands.

Google introduced the Quick Phrases Assistant feature with the Pixel 6 last October. It allows users to issue voice commands to the digital helper without using the hotword “OK Google.” Since launch, users have been able to “stop” or “snooze” when an alarm goes off on the Pixel 6, 6 Pro, and 6a. Google also added support for saying “answer” and “decline” for incoming calls.

Now, a teardown of the Google app version 13.34 has revealed “silence” as a new, upcoming Quick Phrase. Presumably, this will switch off the phone’s ringer when a call comes in.

Google could debut the feature with the upcoming Pixel 7 series.

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