Truecaller has integrated Google Duo into its app adding video calling into the dialer, caller ID, and spam blocking app with more than 250 million users globally.
The Truecaller integration with Google Duo will be available in the coming months for Android and iOS as a permission-based service, where users will be able to opt-in and out at any time.
The new Truecaller app also has SMS filters to allow users instantly see who’s SMS’ing them to filter out all spam messages. It also has Flash Messaging to allow one to send quick pre-defined messages to any Truecaller user to let them know if you’re in distress, you’re on your way, your location, or that you’ve reached home.
According to Nami Zarringhalam, Co-founder and CSO of Truecaller, “From the very beginning we have worked relentlessly to build a product that helps simplify communications for consumers across the globe, and help them address important needs such knowing the identity of those calling, and blocking unwanted numbers.”
Truecaller says its excited to take the next step in its journey, bringing all mobile communications under one roof and giving users the safest, most efficient, and most convenient experience possible.
“Video calling should work for everybody, regardless of what platform they are on. Our aim is to make video calling simple, fast, and available to everyone,” said Amit Fulay, Head of Duo at Google. “With this Truecaller integration, we’re able to bring a better video calling experience to millions of new users.”
The new look and feel of Truecaller is consistent with its ongoing commitment to provide a safe and efficient experience for millions of mobile users who’ve become increasingly frustrated by the growing problem of spam calls and texts from unknown users.