Last month iamWire had covered that Facebook is testing a new truecaller app in stealth, and today the social networking site Facebook has made its Caller ID solution app ‘Hello’ official.
The app uses Facebook database to identify unknown callers or to offer details of local businesses and people. As for privacy concerns, Facebook only shows information of people that they have already shared it with the app user or publicly on Facebook.
Hello offers four basic functions apart from what any normal dialer app comes with – automatic look-up for unknown callers, search for people and businesses on Facebook, block unwanted calls, make VOIP calls using Messenger.
The app takes directly on TrueCaller, an app which has dominated the caller ID space for a while as the major competitor.