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This article was published on March 8, 2016

Truecaller for Android lets you know if your contacts are free for a chat

Truecaller for Android lets you know if your contacts are free for a chat
Abhimanyu Ghoshal
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Caller identification service Truecaller has updated its Android app with a raft of new features, including an availability indicator that lets you know if your contacts are free to answer your call.

It works by checking your calendar to see if you’re at an appointment and knows when you’re on a call, and displays an available or busy status icon when other Truecaller users look up your name. Understandably, this only works when both parties have the app installed.

The latest version also integrates a dialer, which is a sign that the company is looking to kill off the standalone app it created for that purpose.

In addition, Truecaller will now be able to identify people in your call history, even if they’re not saved in your contact list.

I’ve found previous versions of the app to be useful for blocking telemarketers and unknown callers, but I wasn’t a fan of having two separate apps installed in order to see dialed and incoming numbers correctly identified. The update should help fix that.

The latest version will begin rolling out to users on Android today and will reach all users in the coming weeks. If you still use Truedialer, you’ll soon be directed to get the new integrated app.

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