There are a number of reasons why you would want to record a phone call. It could be for legal reasons or just because you want to have a record of the conversation. While some smartphones come equipped with built in call recording feature, on other phones you have to download a third-party app to do it. Truecaller, the popular caller ID app recently introduced the in-app call recording feature for Android, and it is now rolling out to the users.
The feature is exclusively available for premium users. If you are interested in premium membership, you can either pay Rs 49 per month, or Rs 449 per year (you save Rs 139). There is also an option to try premium membership before you actually pay and subscribe for it. Users can get a 14-day trial of this feature. Once that is done, you can go ahead and activate the call recording feature. Here’s how to go about it.
How to use Truecaller’s Call Recording feature
Ensure that you have updated the Truecaller app to the latest version 9.13.7 or above. Next, login with your ID, or create one, if you don’t already have one.
On the Truecaller home screen, tap on the hamburger menu on the left, and then tap on “Call Recordings.”
Next, you will see an option to “Start” the trial (if you are not a premium subscriber). Else, you will need to accept the terms of usage, followed by permission to record and store on the internal storage.
Once the above steps are complete, tap on “view recording settings” on the next screen. Here, you can choose between ‘auto’ and ‘manual’ modes. While auto mode records the phone calls automatically, manual mode will give you a small icon on the screen when you get a call. You will have to manually hit the start and stop record buttons.
All the call recordings get saved on the phone’s internal storage and they can be viewed using a file manager. However, the app does not let you store songs on the external storage. Also, with Android 9 Pie, Google removed the ability to natively record calls. We tried it on a Pixel 2 XL and it did not let us record the call audio. So, if you are on Android Pie OS, you’re out of luck, until Google enables it.