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Truecaller 8 launched with two India-centric features, Airtel Truecaller ID & Truecaller Pay

One of the staple apps on your smartphone apart from WhatsApp and Facebook is Truecaller. It has become an indispensable tool to identify unknown phone numbers. Truecaller knows that it is very popular in India and that is why when it introduced Truecaller 8, its updated version of the app, it has included two new features just for Indian users. Let’s take a look at the India-centric updates first and then we shall move on to others. The first India-centric feature is called Truecaller Pay. For this peer-to-peer payment platform Truecaller has tied up with ICICI bank in India. With this feature every Truecaller app user will be able to create their unique Virtual Payment Address to send or receive money through Unified Payments Interface. This will work for any UPI supported bank and not just ICICI. The monetary transaction will be handled by ICICI and Truecaller promises not to monitor any sensitive information about money, account details or credit or debit card information.

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The next feature comes as a blessed relief for feature users who cannot install Truecaller on their phones. Truecaller has partnered with Airtel to bring the caller ID feature to Airtel’s non-data users who use feature phones. The Airtel Truecaller ID will be a subscription based service for Airtel users. With this feature the identity of unknown callers will sent to the user as a flash SMS just before the call hits the user’s mobile. The Airtel Truecaller ID will be launched in April. Unfortunately, we do not know what the subscription charges are.

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Truecaller has tied up with Google to bring the Google Duo video calling service within its app. This partnership will help Google to bring its Duo service to new users. Truecaller has also integrated the Truemessenger app within the Truecaller 8. Text messaging is now integrated into the Truecaller app. This means all the Truemessenger features such as identifying unknown SMS, blocking spam and telemarketing SMS and name and series blocking are now available on the Truecaller 8 app. The final addition of Truecaller is Flash messaging. From the Truecaller 8 app you can send pre-defined flash messages to your contacts quickly.

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Source: Truecaller

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