Call identification and spam detection app Truecaller on 3 July rolled out a flash messaging feature in its latest update for iOS devices. Flash messaging provides a shorthand way to communicate via pre-defined messages, phrases and emojis.
The feature offers users who are unable to take a call or have a full conversation on text, a one-tap solution to answer yes-or-no questions, share a location or call back. It also allows users to customize flash messages for in-built responses. The update was earlier made available on Android platform. Truecaller 8 for Android has SMS inbox, flash messaging and Truecaller Pay features.
Truecaller recently became the fourth most downloaded app on Google Play Store in India. The top three apps downloaded in India were WhatsApp, Facebook Messengers and shareIt respectively. The ranking was reported in “Mary Meeker Internet trends 2017” report.
The app is delivering more than 100,000 clicks to the in app advertisers. Truecaller in its Android 8 update launched new features such as SMS filtering and a standalone messaging app Truemessenger. These new features were integrated into the main app interface. The update enables the users to identify unknown messages and block unwanted messages from marketers and retailers. The app makers announced that user can also block SMS by name and number.
With inputs from IANS