Google Voice going incognito: will soon allow users to mask their caller ID


These days with privacy being such a hot topic, and with social media platforms playing hard and loose with our personal information for their own gain, there is a greater emphasis placed on protecting our privacy more so than ever. The good news is that if you use Google Voice, Google will be giving users the option to help mask their caller ID.

In the latest version of Google Voice for Android, it has been discovered that within the code of the app, there contain strings which references the ability for users to enable “Anonymous Caller ID” and “Hide your caller ID on outgoing calls”. This suggests that users will be able to turn this feature on and hide their caller IDs when making outgoing phone calls.

Now the ability to mask your caller ID using Google Voice (or other carriers) isn’t exactly a new feature as all users need to do is append *67 in front of a number. However with this new feature, users will be able to continuously mask their caller ID when making calls using Google Voice, plus it will be a nifty feature for users who weren’t aware of the *67 feature before that either.

While this will help mask your caller ID, there is a downside to doing so and that is there are some people who refuse to answer calls from anonymous callers or numbers they don’t know, so that’s something to take into consideration if you are planning on using this feature.

Source: 9to5Google

Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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