The Android dialer is becoming smarter with every new Android release. With the new Android Kitkat 4.4, call recipients will be able to view the caller’s Google+ profile picture. This feature will be activated by default in early 2014 but requires you to verify your phone number using your Google account.
This is actually a boon for the people who get numerous calls from unfamiliar sources. However you can disable the access if you want to hide your image. People who are unfamiliar with what Google is doing with the information they provide, will be in for a surprise. According to Google, “people may be able to see your name and profile photo when you call them or they call you,”
To disable access, go to your ‘Account’ and navigate to the ‘Phone Numbers’ section. When you click on view, you will notice a check box shown below.
You may want to un-check the box if you do not want your picture displayed to the people you call.
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