Developers at the Swedish company True Software have added yet another feature to their application Truecaller, that is best known for helping users screen calls from strangers, spammers and robocallers. This feature is called Truecaller Voice and promises “high quality (HD), low latency and quick to connect audio calls” to both Android and iOS users. The Stockholm-based company said the app will also allow its users in emerging markets, such as India, to place free VoIP-powered voice calls using mobile data or Wi-Fi.
According to a statement from the company, Truecaller users make 180 million outgoing calls per day using the app’s built-in dialer. Therefore, the Truecaller Voice shortcut has been strategically integrated into relevant touchpoints in the app such as call logs, the SMS Inbox, contact profiles and the aftercall screen, enabling users to seamlessly access the VoIP-based calls anywhere within the Truecaller app without switching to other applications. This feature is claimed to work smoothly, even in areas with low network coverage.
Commenting on the launch, Rishit Jhunjhunwala, VP of Product at Truecaller, said, “We are ecstatic at the launch of Truecaller Voice. We have been working towards building a full communication suite for our users and voice calling is the next big step in line with this mission. Through this integration, we are looking forward to effectively provide an end-to-end communication experience, where users can call, text, chat, filter messages, block spam and even make digital payments, all in one app. We are also planning to expand this feature to iOS in a few weeks.”
Truecaller Voice aims to offer a free communication experience to more than 140 million users worldwide. Moreover, with the latest VoIP-based service, Truecaller will now compete even more closely with WhatsApp’s voice calls that have become increasingly popular in India. In the future, the company also plans to introduce group voice calling support, and there may be a free video calling feature on Truecaller as well.