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Truecaller launches Open Doors – a new voice-based app

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A brand-new software called Open Doors for safe, secure and private audio voice connectivity has been released by Truecaller, a global platform for validating contacts and eliminating unsolicited communications.


The goal of Open Doors is to facilitate amusing, spontaneous, private interactions on a worldwide scale. The Google Play Store and Apple App Store will offer Open Doors absolutely free to download and use. The software is the product of diligent development work by teams in India and Stockholm.


Users may sign up for the app using their phone number and a one-time password (OTP), or they can sign in using their current Truecaller account.


Users may start a chat at any time, and everyone in their contact list who also has the app installed, will receive an invitation to participate. When their friend joins, their contacts will be notified as well, and the cycle will continue indefinitely. Participants can also use a link to invite others  to join the chat, and for purposes of security, users cannot view one another’s phone numbers.


Truecaller was keen to stress that no information is sent to its servers; instead, the app scans the user’s contact library locally.


Interestingly, Open Doors lacks any means for moderation. Since there is no restriction on the number of participants, it can be challenging to foresee the progress and direction of a chat once hundreds have joined in. However, Truecaller said that it was considering imposing a cap on the number of participants per call.


Nami Zarringhalam, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-founder of Truecaller, commented:

“Thanks to Truecaller being 13 years in the business, we’ve spent a great deal of time learning about how people communicate. Our new app Open Doors was born out of a simple question – how can we help people make new connections without being intrusive? And this is what we want to do: to bridge the world using the most natural form of communication, our voices.” 


The app interface will initially be offered in English, Hindi, Spanish, Latin and French, with the addition of more languages depending on user demand.

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