Truecaller is making its crowdsourced mobile phone directory even easier to access via its Facebook app. Users can now access Truecaller without having to install the app on their phones. With the Facebook app one can enter phone numbers and get the user’s name easily. The app also has the concept of “True” score that depends on the number of friends one has who use Truecaller. Also Read - Truecaller on Android can now clean up your SMS inbox spam with one tapAlso Read - COVID-19 Healthcare Directory launched by Truecaller for Android users
Truecaller is a reverse number lookup directory that has been crowdsourced by using the phonebook of people who download the app. Users now also have the option of name lookup where they can decide their level of privacy and select whether they want to share their contact details on a case-by-case basis. The app sends them a request every time someone asks for their contact details. Also Read - Truecaller Verified Businesses feature launched to improve call pickup rate
The app has become immensely popular in India especially with the surge of telemarketing calls and it now tells users whether an incoming call is a telemarketing call, which is marked as spam.
However, Truecaller has also raised privacy related concerns as many users don’t realize their contact details are now a part of a global directory without their consent as their details were taken from someone else’s phonebook. To address these concerns Truecaller added a few privacy features including the option where users can select whether they wanted their details to be a part of the database or not.