Truecaller is a mobile app that can identify a particular caller, and also enables a user to block a certain number. Flash messaging, call recording and Chat & Voice are the other services offered by this platform. One can also identify the sender of SMS messages through Truemessenger, a SMS app launched by the company, exclusively in India. This was aimed at increasing its user base in the country. Boasting over 150mn daily active users globally, Truecaller is a Swedish company founded in 2009 by Nami Zarringhalam and Alan Mamedi. They have five offices in the world, with three in India: Bengaluru, Mumbai and Gurgaon. It can be used for Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Symbian, Windows Mobile, and Windows Phone.
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Truecaller makes it easier to contact designated Indian COVID-19 hospitals
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India among top 10 countries affected by spam calls: Truecaller
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20 May 2020
Truecaller gets major revamp with full-screen caller ID, and more
Swedish caller identification platform Truecaller has announced a major revamp of its app for Android and iOS users.
25 Jan 2020
How Truecaller shows caller ID before the call actually connects
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04 Dec 2019
1 out 3 women face harassment on call, says Truecaller
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23 Nov 2019
Critical Truecaller flaw risked user IP addresses, location
Popular caller-identity service Truecaller has fixed a major security loophole in its system.
03 Aug 2019
Truecaller reads your SMSes to determine if you need loan
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30 Jul 2019
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22 May 2019
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22 May 2019
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24 Jul 2018
After Android, UPI-based Truecaller Pay comes to iOS
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15 Jul 2017
Truecaller report: India tops the world in spam calls!
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02 Jun 2017
Truecaller beats Facebook, becomes 4th most downloaded app in India
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23 May 2017
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29 Mar 2017
Truecaller revamps itself in a bid to make a mark
Nami Zarringhalam and Alan Mamedi, the founders of Truecaller announced the launch of updated version of the app -Truecaller 8.
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