One of the most known Truecaller has officially revealed that it has acquired of payments startup Chillr by which it can boost its payment business in the country. The Swedish company currently has a user base of 150 million users in India.
App’s key feature is that it helps in identifying calls from unknown numbers, blocking calls and avoiding spammers. The unknown features by which an user can do with Truecaller app and it is explained below :-
Make own profile :-
Truecaller helps you to set up your own profile and you can customize it in the way you like.
Unknown People as Spam :-
This app will help you to block the unknown people who irritate you with schemes and offers. If many people block the number, Truecaller will show you a red coloured contact card when you receive a call from that number to notify you about spammers.
Know who is calling without Data Usage :-
Truecaller may tell you that it requires a data connection to work properly. However, if it has identified the number once, the app will identify it whether or not you are connected to the Internet.
Video Calls :-
One could easily make video calls from this app. Users can make a video call from Truecaller via Google’s video calling app Duo so you need to have that installed too. Go to the information icon next to the person you wish to call. This will open a page that has the options of Call, SMS, Video Call, Edit, and Block. Select the option of video call, and Truecaller will automatically call the person via Duo.
Truecaller as Default Dialler :-
Open the app and click the hamburger icon and go to ‘Settings.’ Select the option of General and scroll down to ‘Missed Call Notifications.’ On enabling this, the app will ask you for various permissions in order for it to become your default dialler.
Truecaller as your default messaging app :-
Setting Truecaller as your default messaging app lets you identify spam messages, identifies senders of unknown messages, block spam and telemarketing messages, etc.
Search numbers/contacts with names, e-mail IDs :-
Just type in the name of the person you wish to search the number of, and Truecaller will show you results from its database. Similarly, you can also search for numbers using email IDS. The ‘Search’ option of Truecaller also has numbers of various airlines, railways, healthcare services, banks, hotels, etc saved.
Unlist your number from the app :-
If you don’t want your number to appear in Truecaller’s database, then you need to visit https://www.truecaller.com/unlisting. Just type in your number there including the country code, select Unlist Phone Number, and you’re done. However, you cannot have the app installed if you do so.
See who is online as well as check ‘Last seen’ :-
Open the app and select the information icon next to the contact. You’ll be taken to the contact card that has all the information about the contact. Here, just below the name and tag of the person, you’ll be able to see when they were last online or whether they are on a call. Want to disable this for your contact card? Head to settings, select General and disable ‘Availability.’
Make Spam folder for SMS :-
Open the app and click on the ‘Message’ icon on bottom left. Enable Spam protection. This will prompt a message alerting that Truecaller will become your default message app. Press Continue on the card. Finally, Truecaller will show you another card to notify of changing the messaging app. Click ‘Ok’ to proceed.
Make Payments :-
Truecaller has tied up with several banks including HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank and Axis Bank for Truecaller Pay. The app lets users create their own Virtual Payment Address, and after this they can send or receive money using UPI. Users can also get prepaid or postpaid recharge done through this feature.
Send Flash Messages :-
To send a Flash Message, tap on the lightening like icon next to the person’s name in your Truecaller call log. Type your message and hit send. The person you send it to will see your Flash screen for the next 60 seconds.