Spam calls are universally terrible, and Google is taking steps to help you ignore them by automatically sending spam calls to voice mail instead of letting them ring, as detected through 9to5Google.
The Google Phone application already marks spam numbers and illuminates the bright red screen when it appears (as seen in the previous image), but the new spam filter goes one step further, sending direct calls to voicemail without even bother you with a call notification failure.
Of course, this requires Google to accurately identify unwanted calls, which is a constant game between the spammers and the software company. But if you even stop some spam calls to interrupt your day, it will already be a great improvement.
The new feature should be deployed worldwide in the coming weeks in the default Google phone application on Android. If you have a Pixel, Nexus or Android One device, you already have the function in your phone. Other Android users can install it manually through the Play Store.