Truecaller, which is a popular caller-ID app among smartphone users is adding two new features to its Android version. The two additions will be a Number Scanner and Fast Track Numbers features. Both of these features are expected to be rolled out in the next Android 8.45 release.
So apart from identifying unknown calls, blocking spam calls and spam SMS, Truecaller will now help the users to do more. As such, the first feature, Number Scanner will allow the user to scan a number directly from business cards, websites, street signs and shop fronts through the phone's camera.
As per the company, users in India will be able to scan a number and use it along with the UPI payments. Truecaller users will also be able to send or request money, recharge, or even Flash Message with any contact from their contacts.
"When you see an important phone number, you can directly pull it into your phone with Truecaller and use it, in seconds, to connect or make a payment," said Narayan Babu, Director of Product & Engineering at Truecaller, in a press statement.
Whereas, the new Fast Track numbers feature will integrate toll-free numbers for emergency services and essential categories directly into the app. Moreover, this feature will be accessible without a stable internet connection. And there's more. This feature will also save 'Bank Balance Check' numbers in the Contacts tab, for offline use.
These features will be available only in India.