Truecaller iOS app will now filter spam SMS and MMS from iMessage

On a weekly basis, approximately 82 million spam texts or SMS are received by the Indian users, out of which 24 million are automatically blocked, the company said.

Leading communication app Truecaller on Tuesday announced the addition of a new spam-filtering feature for iOS app that will filter out SMS and MMS spam from iMessage and send them to a junk tab.

Truecaller iOS app will now filter spam SMS and MMS from iMessage

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The feature works similar to junk email, which is filtered into a designated spam folder.  Now, users would no longer have to waste time deleting unwanted messages manually from the device.

"Now, iPhone users will have a powerful tool to automatically filter junk and spam SMS, which has been highly requested by our users," said Rishit Jhunjhunwala, Vice President of Product, Truecaller, in a statement.

Truecaller claims that it blocks more than 100 million spam SMS and text messages each week globally. On a weekly basis, approximately 82 million spam texts or SMS are received by the Indian users, out of which 24 million are automatically blocked, the company said.

Recently, Truecaller released Flash Messaging and Google Duo powered video calling. The app has been used by more than 250 million users globally.

It was previously reported that the Truecaller app was going to feature six second videos of ads. The company had announced that it would be soon launching Truecaller Ads Manager, which gives the advertisers a chance to post videos on the app.

The app will allow setting up of personalized ads for small to medium businesses so that they reach a wider audience.

With inputs from IANS

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