Truecaller has launched Truecaller Backup for Android, a new feature that will allow users to backup and restore their contacts to Google Drive. While ability to backup and restore contacts is natively available via Google on Android, the new feature also supports users to backup and restore call history, block list and settings.
Truecaller says the new feature will make it easier to its users to restore their settings when they switch to a new device. It adds that Truecaller Backup is one of the most highly requested feature by its users and will simplify the transition to a new device or SIM card with secure backup of contacts and settings. Like WhatsApp, which relies on Google Drive for chat backup, Truecaller will also backup all settings to Drive.
Truecaller users also have option to customize the backup between daily, weekly, monthly and on demand. The upgrade will allow users to recover any lost data from Google Drive based on the last saved data. Truecaller says the feature will only be available for Google Drive users initially but it also plans to expand the option to other backup storage service in near future. The backup option will prompt to create a Google Drive account if you don’t already have one.
Truecaller Contacts now allows its users to even search for contacts whose details they haven’t saved but have previously communicated with. The Truecaller Contacts View contains all the contacts that the user has sent or communicated with on call or text. Truecaller says this will make it easier to recall and communicate with temporary contacts without saving their details in phonebook.
Truecaller is one of the most frequently used communication app on Google Play Store. According to App Annie, it ranked 51 among top communication apps for the last week and has install base of over 100 million on Play Store. A report claimed that the app has been banned for India’s armed forces and some have even called it as privacy scare. However, Truecaller has refuted those claims and has said that it is Sweden-based and not a malware.