Truecaller is reintroducing call recording to its popular smartphone app for caller identification. Previously available on Android smartphones, the feature was removed after Google cracked down on apps that used an API designed for accessibility features to record phone conversations. A workaround now allows iPhone and Android smartphone users to record phone interactions. According to the corporation, the feature will only be accessible to Premium subscribers. Users will also have access to a feature powered by AI that generates call transcripts.
In a recent blog post, Truecaller announced iOS support for call recording in the United States. Once a communication has been recorded, it will be accessible within the Truecaller application, allowing users to listen, rename, delete, or share the recorded files. This feature will be accessible to subscribers of Truecaller Premium.
Similar to other third-party recorder apps on iOS, Truecaller must circumvent Apple’s limitations by dialing a recording line that you must consolidate with an incoming call. According to the company, when the call concludes, the user will be notified that the recording is complete. For incoming calls, users must dial the recording line followed by the contact before merging the conversations.
While the company’s website does not identify call recording as a feature available for Truecaller on Android, according to a Forbes report, Android users who have set Truecaller as their default dialer app will be able to record calls with the click of a button.
Users who prefer the built-in dialer, such as Google’s Phone app, will see a floating recording icon that initiates call recording. In the upcoming weeks, users in the United States will be able to view searchable transcripts of their call recordings.
Truecaller will emit a sound while a call is being recorded to alert the other party that the call is being recorded. This is comparable to the call recording experience on the built-in Google Phone app on many Android phones, which alerts the other user when recording begins and ends by playing a message.
The call recording feature for iOS and Android is presently only available in the United States, but it is expected to expand to other regions in the near future. A Truecaller representative verified to Gadgets 360 that iOS and Android users in India will soon be able to record calls. According to the company, the feature will be accessible to users with a Truecaller Premium subscription.