Truecaller announced a redesign and a new Smart SMS feature in a bid to improve its messaging offering. The hugely popular app is mostly known for its Caller ID service but it also has offers messaging and payments in the country. The redesigned version of its app that brings a Smart SMS feature to categorise all your SMS messages and chats under four distinct tabs. The updated Truecaller app has also brought a Home tab to offer your calls history, SMS messages, and instant messages — all under one roof.
In addition to the existing pop-up caller ID functionality, users get a full-screen caller ID interface that is available as an opt-in feature. The new features have already started rolling out for Android users in India, and the Stockholm-based company has plans to bring the offerings to iOS and its global users in the coming days as well.
Users will get the new revamped interface that has integrated the Smart SMS feature, which uses on-device machine learning to sort messages automatically into four groups. These are Personal, Important, Others, and Spam — Important being a new addition to the list, which will list all financial and payment messages.
With the new update, users will get the new tab that will allow users to keep track of bills, payments, and budgets. The new tab will also list payment messages from other services. There are also plans to include travel reminders such as flight delays, bus seat allocation, live tracking, and updates on courier and postal deliveries, tax updates, and the doctor and hospital appointments.
Apart from that, Truecaller has also added the full-screen caller ID interface that will show who’s calling you in a full-screen view. This is available alongside the existing floating pop-up. The full-screen caller ID interface shows colours to help you identify what type of call you’re getting. This means that there will be a blue screen if you’re getting regular calls from your contacts or unknown numbers, purple for Priority calls from businesses and delivery services, red for spam calls, and gold for users with upgraded Gold accounts.
To enable the new full-screen caller ID interface, you need to visit Settings > Caller ID > Full Screen.
Truecaller has added a Home tab from where you’ll find all your calls and messages merged into a single list. This is unlike the earlier interface in which you had different tabs icons for Messages, Contacts, Calls, UPI, and Premium. However, you still have the Contacts, Premium, and Payments tabs — alongside the new Home tab.
To get access to all feature, you will need to do is download the latest version of Google Play to experience the changes. Furthermore, for iPhone users, the company says that the update is in the pipeline and will reach the Apple App Store soon. However, some of the features will also not be available on the iPhone due to iOS restrictions.