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Facebook working on its Android app called – Phone

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Written by Punit

Facebook is reportedly set to launch a dialer on its Android app called “Phone.” The feature is set to be a caller id of sorts that not only shows info on the person calling, but automatically blocks blacklisted numbers as well.

Facebook describes Phone as a “new app that shows you info about who’s calling and automatically blocks calls from commonly blocked numbers.” The update is titled “Try Phone [FB-ONLY].” In other words, this feature was meant to be tested internally by Facebook’s employees, but the update seems to have shown up on a handful of Facebook Android users.

The app would rival the likes of Truecaller which offers a caller ID, reverse-lookup feature and also has a phone dialler app. Facebook already has a database of its users phone numbers so it won’t be difficult to collect the information.

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Punit

Professionally a Flash Action Script 3.0 and Mobile App Developer. Tech and Gadget addict by interest.

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