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Google details how its new ‘Hold for Me’ pixel feature works

After briefly announcing a new 'Hold for Me' feature coming to the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G during the Launch Night In event, Google shared a blog post with more details on the new feature. Hold for Me will come with the Google Phone app as a preview on new Pixel smartphones in the US, and it handles annoying 'holds' when calling businesses. Google says it works when users call a toll-free number and the company puts it on hold. A small pop-up window appears on the screen allowing the Google Assistant to take over a call and wait on hold while you focus on something else. When a real person finally takes your call, the Google Assistant will beep, vibrate your phone, and display an on-screen message to alert you so you can return to the call. In the blog po...