To enhance privacy and security on Android, Google is introducing certain stringent measures to prevent applications from offering call recording features to users.
Google has recently made some changes to its Play Store Policy that will come into effect starting May 11.
One of those changes aims to kill call recording apps on Android. The app developers would not be permitted to use Accessibility API for call recording on Play Store.
Google has been slowly deprecating and removing APIs that enable call recording over several Android versions.
In Android 10, Google blocked call recording by default. To circumvent the restriction, Play Store apps started using the Accessibility API to record calls. This will no longer be possible after Google implements the new changes next month.
Google’s policy is only limited to third-party call recording apps on the Play Store. Native call recording functionality on phones such as the Google Pixels or Xiaomi phones with the Mi Dialer will not be affected.