How to enable and use Direct My Call on Pixel Phones

The best thing about owning a Pixel phone is the constant rollout of new features. Google releases a set of new features every quarter. Direct My Call is a feature released in the last Pixel Feature Drop update. This is a useful feature and if you want to enable it, then you are at the right place. Here you will learn how to enable Direct My Call on Pixel phone.

In the last Pixel Feature Drop, Google introduced a bunch of features related to calls. You can check all the main features introduced in the March 2023 Feature Drop update by heading here. Direct My Call is a handy feature that will save users time. How? Let’s find out.

What is Direct My Call?

When you call a business or service that uses automated calls, Direct My Call shows in text what the automated voice says with options. The options menu appears ahead of time which means you can select menus before any waiting. This lets automated calls end faster and you can talk to a real person.

How to enable Direct My Call on Pixel
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Now that you know about Direct My Call, here is some related information you should know. The new feature is available on Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a 5G, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, and Pixel 7a. The feature is supported on most popular toll-free numbers in the U.S.

In your case, if all the boxes are ticked, you can follow the guide mentioned below to get the benefits of the new Direct My Call feature.

How to enable Direct My Call on Pixel Phones

Before following the steps, make sure to upgrade your Pixel phone to the latest version. Also, upgrade the default Phone app. If that’s done let’s jump into the steps.

  1. Open the Phone app on your Pixel.
  2. Now at the top right corner, tap three dots.
    How to enable Direct My Call on Pixel
  3. From the options select Settings which will open Phone settings.
    How to enable Direct My Call on Pixel
  4. Here you will find Direct My Call, open it.
    How to enable Direct My Call on Pixel
  5. Turn the Direct My Call toggle to On. You can also enable the faster menu option.
    How to enable Direct My Call on Pixel

Enabling Direct My Call is quite easy. After enabling the feature you will find the text on your display when you are on a automated call. You can track the call like a chat and when there is an option, it will be displayed like options that you can select without waiting for the automated voice to say. If you want to exit Direct My Call, tap the cross icon on the call screen.

Is this a useful feature for you? Let us know how frequently you have to go through automated calls.

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Ashutosh singh

Computer Science graduate and tech enthusiast. Love testing new tech gadgets ever since my first windows phone from Samsung. Working as a technical writer for more than five years, and I believe I have also developed good SEO skills. In my spare time, I like watching movies, and playing games.

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