Truecaller

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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Facebook to PUBG, Army directs troops to delete 89 apps

09 Jul 2020

Facebook to PUBG, Army directs troops to delete 89 apps

Amid growing security concerns, the Indian Army has directed its troops to delete 89 smartphone applications.

Truecaller gets major revamp with full-screen caller ID, and more

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.

How Truecaller shows caller ID before the call actually connects

25 Jan 2020

How Truecaller shows caller ID before the call actually connects

Lately, Truecaller, a leading caller ID platform, has been doing something that many people find rather puzzling - showing caller IDs before calls actually connect.

1 out 3 women face harassment on call, says Truecaller

04 Dec 2019

1 out 3 women face harassment on call, says Truecaller

Truecaller has released its annual insights report, giving a glimpse at how spammers have been targeting India and other countries.

Critical Truecaller flaw risked user IP addresses, location

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.

Truecaller reads your SMSes to determine if you need loan

03 Aug 2019

Truecaller reads your SMSes to determine if you need loan

Swedish caller-ID giant Truecaller is facing major privacy-related debacles one after the other.

Why Truecaller enrolled users for its payments service without permission

30 Jul 2019

Why Truecaller enrolled users for its payments service without permission

Leading Caller ID company Truecaller is again in the middle of a crisis, this time due to a bug that started enrolling users automatically for its payments service.

#TrueCallerLeak: Data available on dark web at Rs. 1.5 lakh

22 May 2019

#TrueCallerLeak: Data available on dark web at Rs. 1.5 lakh

In another case of lackluster security, personal information of several TrueCaller users has been spotted on sale.

OnePlus 6T, 6 to get these India-Specific OxygenOS features soon

22 May 2019

OnePlus 6T, 6 to get these India-Specific OxygenOS features soon

OnePlus had earlier announced that its Android-based mobile operating system OxygenOS would get a few India-specific features.

Reliance Jio's Rs. 399 recharge IPL offer is fake news

16 May 2019

Reliance Jio's Rs. 399 recharge IPL offer is fake news

Reliance Jio has been marred with sophisticated scams. Earlier, we had reported how Jio Mobile Tower Scam and Jio DTH connection fraud cheated many people in India.

#TechBytes: How to get rid of spam messages on Android

25 Apr 2019

#TechBytes: How to get rid of spam messages on Android

For years, junk messages have been marring our smartphone/feature phone experience.

Everything to know about the Reliance Jio DTH connection scam

02 Apr 2019

Everything to know about the Reliance Jio DTH connection scam

Just months after the Reliance Jio Tower scam, another sophisticated fraud under the name of "Jio DTH" has come to the fore.

All you need to know about Reliance Jio Tower Scam

13 Jan 2019

All you need to know about Reliance Jio Tower Scam

A sophisticated fraud, under the name of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio Infocomm, is cheating people of millions of rupees in India.

Truecaller targets WhatsApp, launches its own messaging service

05 Oct 2018

Truecaller targets WhatsApp, launches its own messaging service

Truecaller, the popular app for identifying unknown callers, is foraying into the messaging arena with a service called 'Truecaller Chat'.

After Android, UPI-based Truecaller Pay comes to iOS

24 Jul 2018

After Android, UPI-based Truecaller Pay comes to iOS

Last year in March, popular caller identification app Truecaller, launched its UPI-based payment service - Truecaller Pay - for Android users in India.

Google's Phone app can now filter spam calls

15 Jul 2018

Google's Phone app can now filter spam calls

Google has updated its Phone app to add a feature that will detect spam calls and filter them out.

Truecaller for Android gets a new Block section

27 Jun 2018

Truecaller for Android gets a new Block section

Truecaller, one of the most popular caller identification apps, got a new update that lets you easily manage your block list.

WhatsApp Business launched in India: Scope and risks

23 Jan 2018

WhatsApp Business launched in India: Scope and risks

WhatsApp Business has started rolling out in India for Android users, four days after its launch. The iOS version is expected to arrive soon.

Bug merging  contacts on Xiaomi-phones: Here's how to fix!

29 Dec 2017

Bug merging contacts on Xiaomi-phones: Here's how to fix!

Xiaomi users are facing a strange issue with their contacts list. Many complained that contacts on the devices are being randomly mixed up or jumbled, resulting in mismatched data.

India asks troops to uninstall Chinese apps over security concerns

29 Nov 2017

India asks troops to uninstall Chinese apps over security concerns

Amid reports about Chinese apps being used to steal user data, India has asked its troops along the 4,057km-long LAC to uninstall 42 apps including WeChat, Truecaller, UC News and UC Browser and format their smartphones.

With Truecaller, you can scan numbers, access emergency helplines offline!

06 Sep 2017

With Truecaller, you can scan numbers, access emergency helplines offline!

Truecaller will now let you scan phone numbers, including from billboards and street signs, and quickly save it to your contacts' list.

Truecaller report: India tops the world in spam calls!

15 Jul 2017

Truecaller report: India tops the world in spam calls!

The Truecaller blog has released a report offering insights into the incidence and frequency of spam calls across countries.

Truecaller beats Facebook, becomes 4th most downloaded app in India

02 Jun 2017

Truecaller beats Facebook, becomes 4th most downloaded app in India

Leading communication app Truecaller beat Facebook and became the fourth most downloaded app in India on PlayStore.

Group messaging, new ringtones on Truecaller's latest update

23 May 2017

Group messaging, new ringtones on Truecaller's latest update

With its latest update, Truecaller now facilitates group messaging and MMS features on its app. This will allow users to share pictures etc when communicating with others.

Truecaller revamps itself in a bid to make a mark

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.

Sequoia Capital to sell stakes in firms worth $200 million

14 Sep 2016

Sequoia Capital to sell stakes in firms worth $200 million

According to sources, American venture capital firm, Sequoia Capital, is planning to sell $200 million worth of stakes in eight Indian "non-tech companies" via secondary transactions.