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Truecaller Android update allows calls to apps like WhatsApp, Skype, Facebook Messenger

The new update allows Truecaller users to make calls to users of third-party messaging app such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Skype, and Viber.

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After introducing the feature that identifies unknown numbers from messaging apps like WhatsApp, Viber, Truecaller has now added a new calling feature for Android users. The company has integrated third-party apps to its service which basically means one could make internet calls across messaging apps without having to especially launch them. Users can now call contacts with third-party messaging apps using their Truecaller profile. Also Read - New WhatsApp updates coming: Link devices, revised storage UI on iPhones

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Truecaller, an app that makes identifying unknown numbers easy, currently has over 130 million users in India. With the new feature for its Android app, the service has added another layer to help make calling easier. The third-party apps currently supported by Truecaller for Android v7.61 are WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Skype, and Viber. In order to have the feature work, a user needs to have the apps installed on their device. The feature is aimed at only easing up the process of calling a contact without especially opening the respective messaging app. ALSO READ: Truecaller update brings spam protection on iPhones with iOS 10 update Also Read - WhatsApp brings Always Mute group chats to iOS, Android: You can apply it now

The new update in Truecaller v7.61 also gets new customization options and brings back the favorite contacts option. Users can now choose between tap to call and tap to profile view in the settings. With the reintroduction of favorite option, users will be able to see the most-called or favorite contacts at the top of the contacts list. The app has been further updated for speed and memory improvements.

Truecaller recently launched the Truecaller Priority service to aid last mile delivery in the e-commerce space. Launched in partnership with EKART, the supply chain arm of Flipkart, the new feature will let users know when their package is about to reach them. The service will help EKART complete more deliveries through increased call completion and pick-up rate by boosting their efficiency. ALSO READ: Truecaller can now identify unknown numbers from messaging apps like WhatsApp, Viber

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  • Published Date: November 1, 2016 6:02 PM IST
  • Updated Date: November 1, 2016 7:15 PM IST



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