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Truecaller 12 makes debut on Android with free call records for all

Truecaller 12 makes debut on Android with free call records for all
Photo Credit: Truecaller
25 Nov, 2021

Truecaller has announced roll out of its new Android version Truecaller 12 which will now allow all its users to record calls for free on the app. 

Earlier, the call recording feature was only reserved for the paid users on the app. Besides, Truecaller has also introduced video caller ID and redesigned its overall interface.  

Rishit Jhunjhunwala, Chief Product Officer and Managing Director of Truecaller India, however, said that there will be no in-call alert if a recording is initiated during a voice call through the app. 

Besides, Android users making calls via Truecaller app will also now be able to add a short video snippet as their caller ID.  

The video snippet can be chosen from presets, as well as a custom recording that a user can make. 

Jhunjhunwala added that all the call recordings will only be stored locally and are not accessible to any cloud storage platform.  

“Only the video snippets will be stored on Truecaller’s cloud platform, since these would be relayed between users when connecting calls.” 

Truecaller also confirmed no new updates for its iOS app at the moment.  

The Truecaller 12 app now also has a slightly redesigned interface, where users will now get a segregated view of calls and messages on the app instead of the previous feature that showed them all at one place.  

Premium (paid) users of the app will get access to two new features – Ghost Call and Call Announce. The former allows users to set up a fake incoming call through the app, which the company says can help users “get out of sticky situations or play a harmless prank on friends.”  

Call Announce, meanwhile, reads out the name of the caller for easier accessibility. 

Jhunjhunwala said that of Truecaller’s 300 million monthly active users (MAUs) across the world, almost 220 million, or over 70 percent users are from India.  

The caller identification service filed for its initial public offering last month, listing on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange in US earlier this year.