Truecaller announced that it is integrating Google Duo, a simple video calling service, within the Truecaller app. This will add a crucial communications layer that strengthens the value of Truecaller’s wildly popular dialer, caller ID, and spam-blocking app, already used by more than 250 million users globally.
Along with news of this integration, Truecaller announced a completely new redesign of the Android app, and now with a broader array of useful features, including SMS—which enable users to instantly see who’s SMS’ing them and filter out all spam messages—and flash messaging, which allows a user to send quick pre-defined messages to any Truecaller user to let them know that they are in distress, at a certain location, or at home.
Alan Mamedi, co-founder and CEO of Truecaller said the company has worked relentlessly to build a product that helps simplify communications for consumers across the globe and help them address important needs, such as knowing the identity of those calling and blocking unwanted numbers. He added that the partnership with Google takes the next step in the journey, bringing all mobile communications and transactions under one roof and giving consumers the safest, most efficient, and most convenient experience possible without having to switch back and forth between providers or download multiple apps for each service.
Amit Fulay, head of Duo at Google said that video calling should work for everybody, regardless of what platform they are on, adding that the aim is to make video calling simple, fast, and available to everyone.