Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Google changes policy about third-party call recording apps on the Play Store

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Users of popular apps for recording audio calls are unlucky in the past years because little by little they were limited, to the extent that they became useless. And Google is now going a step further and completely banning third-party call recording apps on the Play Store.

There was no more patience or will to accept them because the people behind them did not stop the bad practice. For example, all of these apps asked for permission to access the Accessibility API, created for people with disabilities, in order to access the audio signs of the device. This applied exclusively to those with Android systems.

Google Play Store Pivacy Policy
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“Applications with a basic function intended for direct support to people with disabilities are eligible to use IsAccessibilityTool. Applications that do not qualify for IsAccessibilityTool may not use a flag to the contrary and must meet the stated requirements for data disclosure and user consent. The Accessibility API was not created for this purpose and cannot be required to record the sound of a remote call, “reads Google’s policy.

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