Truecaller, a popular caller ID application, has received a number of new features on both Android and iOS platforms. The company continues to improve the end-user experience and aims to provide more functionality within the app with the latest updates. With the new update, users will be able to take advantage of the long-awaited features (Call Reason, Schedule SMS, SMS Translate).
These features are being rolled out globally. This means you’ll be able to use these exciting new features on both Android and iPhone, wherever you are. Truecaller is known to provide caller IDs to users with contacts that are not on their smartphones. With the new feature set, the company aims to take this one step further.
Rishit Jhunjhunwala, Truecaller’s Chief Product Officer, describes this feature as follows: We have been working on building an innovative communication suite for our users. These three features are the next big step in line with this mission. Communication in 2020 is easy in many ways, but complicated by the sheer number of ways people connect for information. As a brand, we always act for the public good and strive to stay true to the basic principle of building products for the masses. We are always listening to our users and want to help them by empowering them more. “
Call Reason is one of the main highlights of the new Truecaller app update. As the name implies, this feature allows the user to set the reason for the call. In this way, if Truecaller is installed, recipients will be notified if the call is personal, business, or urgent. The company claims that “this will increase the pick-up rate, especially if the caller is calling from a new number.”
Another interesting feature is the new “SMS Schedule” feature. If you are using Truecaller as your default messaging app, you will be able to schedule text messages. That is, text messages are only delivered as desired. An example of using this feature is a grocery message reminder that you should receive at the end of an event, meeting, or day.
Finally, the new update also introduces an SMS translation feature that allows users to translate message content directly with Truecaller without leaving the app. This feature works with both SMS and instant messaging (IM). All of these features are free for all consumers.