Google is introducing new Play Store restrictions to prevent third-party apps from using the Accessibility API in order. This step taken by Google is expected to improve user safety and privacy.
Android’s accessibility options to limit remote call audio recording, which is a popular feature among Android users, are among the adjustments and revisions to its developer policies.
According to GSM Arena, these modifications are aimed at improving privacy and security, as call recording rules differ widely around the world. The change will not affect system or pre-installed apps that currently have authorization to use the Accessibility API.
“The Accessibility API is not designed for remote call audio recording and cannot be requested,” according to a condition in the amended Play Store regulations.
With users’ privacy and security in mind, it’s also possible that various call recording legislation in different nations is a big factor. Previously, Apple’s iPhone did not provide consumers with the option to record calls natively.