After Pixel devices, it's Moto G7 and Motorola One to get Google's 'Call Screening' and 'Digital Wellbeing' features. Call Screening basically allows users to let Google assistant answer calls instead of themselves. Once the Assistant takes up the call, the caller on the other end will hear, “Hi, the person you’re calling is using a screening service from Google, and will get a copy of this conversation. Go ahead and say your name, and why you’re calling.”
Users can listen to the entire conversation else the Assistant's speech recognition technology reads out the transcript of what the caller is speaking (responding). So, based on that, users can decide whether to take up the call.
Call screen helps prevent spam calls & unwanted calls and give some piece of mind during work. All the supported smartphones will have the 'screen call' option above 'answer' & 'reject' options during incoming calls.
On the other hand, Digital Wellbeing is a feature that lets users understand their mobile usage, meaning, the time spent on different apps, number of unlocks made, how frequent the apps are used, how often you check your mobile, etc., and keeps them proactive providing some healthy habits and tools. Let's have a look at them-
App timer - to set time limits on the apps you use. Once you have reached the limit, the app will be grayed out for the rest of the day making you unable to use it.
Custom alerts - controls the numbers of notifications you receive daily.
Automatic Google Photo archive - suggests you to clean your phone and leave storage for new content.
Voice replies using Google Assistant so that you need not to sit and type messages manually.
Disable sounds and vibrations - to quite your notifications. Set start time and end time, during which all the notifications will be received without sound or vibration.
Wind down - reminds to switch off the mobile at night. Also, its 'Night Light' reduces blue light whereas the grayscale fades out the screen!
So, just adopt these useful tools and cut yourself from smartphones and daily distractions and be focused.
(Image courtesy: Wellbeing, Twitter, Motorola)