Truecaller has started rolling out the newly-introduced flash messaging feature for the iOS users. The feature was earlier introduced for Android users with the launch of Truecaller 8. To recall, ‘Flash Messaging’ allows a user to send quick pre-defined messages to any Truecaller user to let them know if one in distress, you’re on your way, your location, or that you’ve reached home.
The working of this feature is pretty simple. One could find a lightning bolt icon on the Contact list in the Truecaller app. Just tap on it and you will get a different type of pre-defined messages like questions, emoji or one can even enter a message as well to send it to the other user. He/she will receive a flash message, which looks like an incoming call. The notification lasts for up to 60 seconds until it becomes a missed flash message.
Previously, Truecaller announced a couple of partnership to boost up its presence in India. Further, the app has also introduced ‘Truecaller 8’ which brings in a bunch of features such as Truecaller Pay, Flash Messages, Google Duo integration and more. While the two partnership with Airtel and ICICI Bank is specific to India, the new app update is applicable globally.
Starting with the Truecaller 8, the company has announced a strategic agreement to integrate Google Duo which is a video calling app from Google. Truecaller claims that the new Google Duo integration has been built to be fast and reliable, with a single button push for connecting with other users. Truecaller integration with Google Duo will be available in the coming months for Android and iOS as a permission-based service, where users will be able to opt-in and out at any time.