The popular caller-ID app Truecaller, which enables you to automatically block unwanted and spam calls will soon roll out a new feature that will enable the user to record their calls. The new feature will be under the premium package and will be available first to Android users.
Truecaller says the new feature will go a long way in making their users’ communication much safer and efficient. The company says the new call recording feature will enable users to report harassment and fraudulent backed by a recorded evidence.
“People use Truecaller to help their communication be more safe and efficient. From users identifying new business clients to empowering women in the fight against harassment or objectionable calls, or for everyone being protected from potential fraud,” said Truecaller in a press statement.
“Truecaller has been there to safeguard calls and SMS to give you the right to know who is trying to get in contact. With the added feature of Call Recording, this will empower users to keep track of important conversations they have with businesses, colleagues, and people.”
The company adds that the call recording feature is one of the most requested features from users. As much as the Truecaller unveiled plans to integrate call recording feature on its app, the company did shade some light on whether the recording will be stored on their servers or not.
That is a legitimate concern given the company already stores their users’ address book in their database spanning across the globe. All that without getting explicit permission from the users, or letting them know how contacts picked from their address book will be used.
All seem to be well as Truecaller assured users that the call recordings will not be kept on their servers, but locally on the users’ device.
“When a premium user dials or receives a call, they can toggle on the recording feature from the Truecaller Caller ID screen. The recording “are then stored on the user’s phone. All Android users who do not have a Premium subscription can try Call Recording for free on a 14-day trial.”