Google banning all third-party call-recording apps from Play Store starting 11th May

Google is implementing new Play Store policies to prevent third-party apps from using the Accessibility API to enhance users' safety and privacy.

The changes and updates to its developer policies include the ability to disable remote call audio recording, which is a popular feature among Android users.

As per GSM Arena, these changes aim to improve privacy and security, as call recording laws vary widely around the world. 

However, the change will not affect the system or pre-installed apps that already have access to the Accessibility API.

As per the updated Play Store policies clause, the Accessibility API is not designed for and cannot be requested for remote call audio recording.

Keeping in mind the privacy and security of users, it is speculated that a major reason could also be the varying call recording laws in different countries. 

Reports stated that this change would only affect third-party apps on the Play Store that use the Accessibility API to enable call recording. 

The Google Phone app, which includes built-in call recording, is not affected by the change.