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Google Voice now has two new caller groups, should help in sending unwanted callers directly to voicemail

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Google has added a pair of new caller groups within Google Voice. This, in theory should help to further manage your privacy. And in reality, this should help to keep unwanted callers from reaching you. The new groups of callers arrive in addition to the existing options and include a group for people already in your address book and a group for anonymous callers. According to the Google Voice blog, here is how these two groups are defined;

  • People in your address book: this allows you to customize the experience of all contacts in your address book. This also works by exclusion. For example, you can set a special greeting just for people in your address book, or screen anyone not in your address book.
  • For anonymous callers: these are callers who do not have a caller ID. They sometimes appear as unknown, or restricted, depending on why the caller’s number is not shown. You can use this group to for example screen any call without a caller ID.

Google Voice users can login to their accounts and add-to or manage these groups by surfing to Settings -> Groups & Circles. Once at that point, just look for the groups labeled as “All Contacts” and “Anonymous Callers.”

Via [Google Voice Blog]

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