Truecaller to roll out Number Scanner, Fast Track features

The feature can also be used to scan numbers, instead of QR codes, to pay directly using Truecaller Pay, the app`s payment platform.

IANS| Last Updated: Sep 06, 2017, 14:43 PM IST
Truecaller to roll out Number Scanner, Fast Track features

New Delhi: Leading communication app Truecaller is set to roll out two new features in its app this week -- Number Scanner and Fast Track numbers.

The Number Scanner will let users scan a number directly from business cards, websites, street signs, shop fronts or any other place, eliminating the need of manual entry to look up or store a number in the contacts list.

The feature can also be used to scan numbers, instead of QR codes, to pay directly using Truecaller Pay, the app`s payment platform.

"When you see an important phone number, you can directly pull it into your phone with Truecaller and use it in seconds to connect or make a payment," said Narayan Babu, Director, Product and Engineering, Truecaller, in a statement.

The Fast Track numbers, which will only be available in India, is a service which integrates toll-free emergency numbers for services like police, fire, medical care, women`s helpline, roadside assistance as well as other essential categories to provide accessibility without internet connection.

"During critical moments, you can reach out to the right company, person or service with a single tap with Fast track numbers," Babu added.

Located in the search bar, the in-built contacts will help users make phone calls at critical moments with a single tap.

Last month, the company integrated with video calling app Google Duo to allow users to make video calls directly through the Truecaller app.