In the day and age of WhatsApp video calls, Truecaller is attempting to find itself a place in your digital world by introducing new video calling feature. By piggybacking on the Google Duo app, Truecaller aims to make it the one-stop destination for voice, text, messaging, video calls, while maintaining its natural self of being a spam detector. Also Read - New WhatsApp updates coming: Link devices, revised storage UI on iPhonesAlso Read - Facebook will now make money from WhatsApp's in-app purchases
Starting today, Truecaller for iOS and Android will integrate Google Duo in its app, allowing users to make video calls directly. However, a user must have both the apps installed on the device for the feature to work. To place a video call, you need to simply open a users’ profile on your Truecaller app and it will show you the Google Duo video call icon. Also Read - WhatsApp brings Always Mute group chats to iOS, Android: You can apply it now
One must also note that in order to place a video call, both the caller and the recipient need to have Google Duo installed on their respective devices. Truecaller says that the app switches between Wi-Fi and cellular data automatically for a seamless connectivity. The integration of Google Duo is on a permission basis, and users can opt in or out of it anytime. ALSO READ: Google Duo gains audio calling support; here are 6 other apps for voice and video calling
Recently, Truecaller for Android added a new spam tab. The feature essentially allows users to sift out unwanted calls and bulk messages, and place them under one tab for easy identification. Although the service allowed users to report a particular number as spam, there was no way for users to organize messages into those received by users and those labelled spam. ALSO READ: From Shareit, Truecaller to UC Browser, here are 10 most downloaded Android apps in India other than WhatsApp, Facebook Lite
As for iOS users, the service rolled out a new flash messaging feature. The feature offers users who are unable to take a call or have a full conversation on text, a one-tap solution to answer yes-or-no questions, share a location or call back. Flash messages are customizable, and users can choose to communicate via pre-defined messages, phrases and emojis.