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Truecaller rolls out spam activity indicator for Android users: Here is how it works

Swedish company Truecaller is rolling out a new feature for Android users that would provide details about a spammer.

twitter-logoAnkita Chakravarti | August 19, 2020 | Updated 10:34 IST

Highlights

  • Truecaller is rolling out a new feature for Android users that would provide details about a spammer.
  • Spam Activity Indicator for Android users that will not only alert users about spam calls but also provide details about the spammer.
  • Truecaller has over 240 million active users across the globe.

Swedish company Truecaller is rolling out a new feature for Android users that would provide details about a spammer. The company on Wednesday announced that it is rolling out a Spam Activity Indicator for Android users that will not only alert users about spam calls but also provide details about the spammer so that the users can protect themselves from fraud.

Truecaller is one of the widely used apps not only in India but also globally. It has over 240 million active users across the globe. The new feature that the company has recently announced would provide the entire profile of a spammer to users. It will tell users about the number of calls a spammer makes in a day and how many users have reported the spammer in the past. The feature would also inform users about the time period when the particular spammer is more active.

If you tap on the spammer's profile image, you can see the entire statistics of the spammer. It will show you three important details about the caller spam reports, call activity, and peak calling hours. "Spam Reports shows how many times a user has marked a specific number as spam (it also indicates by percentage if it is increasing or decreasing according to the reports). Call Activity shows you the number of calls the number has made recently, potentially indicating how much of a spammer the number is. And finally, Peak Calling Hours is a time chart that identifies when the spammer is most active," the statement by the company read.

Truecaller also has plans to release a new update in the feature that would display the details about a spammer in the Caller ID so that the user can decide whether to pick the call or not.

Talking about the new feature, Rishit Jhunjhunwala, Chief Product Officer at Truecaller said, "India is one of the fastest-growing mobile phone markets and this always prompts spammers to flood users with unwanted calls and messages. As a product made by the community and for the community, our commitment to our users is to constantly add new features that enable them to stay ahead of the curve. This new feature showcases three important trends: spam reports, call activity and peak calling hours. We believe these are the most important indicators that allow you to determine how risky the number is in your communication."

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