Google Voice added new ‘Anonymous Caller ID’ option in settings

Google Voice last month began rolling out the Google Material Theme redesign to Android & expanded Voice-over-IP availability. The updated feature for Google’s telephony service is a setting to continuously mask your caller ID when making calls.
Version 2019.07 of Google Voice for Android in the past this week contained strings for an “Anonymous Caller ID” feature that lets users “Hide your caller ID on outgoing calls.” Still, this feature is not available on Android, but it’s already live in the iOS client following an update today.

Google Voice Anonymous Caller ID

Of course, that trick only hides your number for the duration of that one call. This setting is already live on iOS and it will be applied across your other devices even if the preference does not yet show up on Android / the web.
Forever blocking your caller ID is not a new feature on other services, but is a good addition to Voice as Google keeps updating its consumer & enterprise telephony solution. Another traditional functionality that Voice recently rolled out to G Suite customers is support for calls to emergency service by manually associating an address.
Google plans to expand the G Suite edition to nine additional countries when it enters general availability in the coming months, but the consumer service will remain the U.S. only.


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