The Call Screen is arguably the most impressive feature Google debuted at the Pixel 3 launch event. Google Google can answer the phone and ask what the purpose of the call is, providing transcripts on the conversation screen so you can decide whether you want to talk to them or not. At present, the transcript disappears as soon as the call ends, but the ability to save has been confirmed for arrival later this year.

As seen by 9to5Google, support answers questions about saving transcripts later to be seen in a forum post on the Pixel Telephone Help page. A Googler (Paul Dunlop) says this function will arrive this year, first for beta testers and then for all Pixel 3 users before the end of the year – don't mention Pixel 2s, even though they start getting Call Screen now. See the full comment below:

I am happy to confirm that we will launch support to save the transcript later this year. Transcripts for the filtered part of the call will be automatically saved in your Call Log after the call ends. You will be able to access it through the Call Details section of individual call log items. This will be available to our public beta testers first, and then all Pixel 3 users at the end of the year.

This is something that will make Call Screen more useful. We don't have a big problem with spam calls here in the UK, but I know my colleagues on the other side of the pool experience several events every day, which Screen Call must really be a blessing. If you want to make sure you first get the transcript saving feature, register for the beta application here.