Truecaller announces a massive update: SMS inbox, Duo integration, and payment system coming to the app


Truecaller, one of the few hugely successful dialer apps, just announced a massive update to its services. Today, version 8.0 of the app was unveiled from the venue of the company's first annual "Stay Ahead" event in India.

The Truemessenger app, which used to be a standalone product, will be completely integrated in Truecaller 8.0. This way, you won't need a separate install on your phone to identify unknown SMS and block spam or adverts. Flash messaging support is also added, allowing users to send pre-defined messages with information such as location, emojis and more.   

Apart from in-house updates, Truecaller also announced a bunch of important new partnerships. In the coming months, Google Duo integration will roll out to Android and iOS devices. The service will be permission-based, and those who opt-in will be able to quickly video-chat with their contacts through a small Duo icon without having to leave the app.


The two other corporate tie-ups are exclusive for India – a new payment service called Truecaller Pay is set to premiere thanks to a partnership with ICICI Bank, while Airtel Truecaller ID is said to bring Caller ID identification to Airtel feature phone users, even to those that don't use internet. This paid service will deliver the identify of unknown numbers via Flash SMS before the call hits the user’s mobile phone.


Source: Truecaller

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5 Comments

1. applesnapple93

Posts: 337; Member since: Jan 06, 2016

hope google integrates useful features like this into stock apps in android O

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5755; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

That would be great But OEMs don't use Google's stock phone app Google needs to release the API Truecaller is using That way OEMs and other third parties can add support

2. antmiu2

Posts: 551; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

Cool update! I really liked the dailer before, I think I will give it another try.

3. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 619; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

google is so backwards. Facetime FTW

4. ishaqthkr

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

More RAM eating then....great.

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