Truecaller, the popular caller ID and spam blocking app, has today announced a new feature called Truecaller Group Chat. The feature will be available on both Android and iOS platforms for free and promises to offer a much safer communication (with the ability to share media) between the Truecaller community.
The company says, in order to facilitate secure and spam-free communication to its users, it has built an invitation-based mechanism for the Group Chat. By doing so, users get to the freedom to either ‘accept’ or ‘decline’ an invitation for a group chat. In case they decline the invitation, the feature ensures that not even the group admin can directly add them to the group. Furthermore, to offer privacy to its users, the feature hides the contact number of users in the group, unless, they have the other user’s contact number saved on their device, or they request them to see their contact number.
To summarize, Truecaller Group Chat offers three features —
- ability to keep your contact number private
- join groups only upon accepting an invitation
- view Truecaller profiles of every user in the group
How to Create and Invite Users to Truecaller Group Chat
- Open Truecaller and head to the messaging tab.
- Tap on ‘Create group chat’ and add a group name, picture, and participants.
- From the three-dot menu on the right, select ‘Add participants to chat’ to send an invite.
Once an invite is sent, and the other user accepts it, you can then start communicating. Additionally, you can also share media like photos and videos in your conversations.
To enjoy the new Group Chat on Truecaller, you need to go to either App Store (on iOS) or Play Store (on Android) and update the Truecaller app from there. Once done, the changes should reflect on the app, and you should be ready to use the feature. You can update the app for free starting today.