Truecaller identifies 29.7 bn spam calls, 8.5 bn spam SMS for customers in India in 2019

New Delhi, August 19

Caller identification app Truecaller on Wednesday mentioned it recognized 29.7 billion spam calls and eight.5 billion spam SMS for its customers in India final 12 months.

The Swedish firm has additionally rolled out a brand new spam exercise indicator for Android cellphone customers that can give detailed statistics on the spammer.

“Truecaller has become indispensable in the lives of 240 million (monthly) global active users… In 2019 alone, we identified 29.7 billion spam calls and 8.5 billion spam SMS for our users in India,” Truecaller mentioned in an announcement.

Truecaller has over 170 million month-to-month energetic customers in India. 

The firm, in a earlier report, had mentioned India had ranked fifth in 2019 by way of variety of spam calls obtained by customers per thirty days, and eighth place by way of spam SMS. 

Talking concerning the newest characteristic, Truecaller on Wednesday mentioned it has rolled out the Spam Activity Indicator for Android customers to construct upon its core proposition of creating communication safer and extra environment friendly for everybody.

Currently, three developments – spam studies, name exercise and peak calling hours – shall be proven to customers once they faucet on the spammer’s profile picture within the app.

A future replace will present customers the stats proper within the caller ID itself to assist customers make the choice earlier than even choosing up the decision, Truecaller mentioned.

The characteristic shall be prolonged to iOS (iPhone) customers within the coming weeks.

Spam studies will showcase what number of occasions a Truecaller person has marked a selected quantity as spam and point out by proportion whether it is growing or lowering in response to the studies. 

Call Activity will present the variety of calls that individual cellphone quantity has made just lately, probably indicating how a lot of a spammer the quantity is. Peak calling hours is a time chart that identifies when the spammer is most energetic, Truecaller mentioned. PTI

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