Android App Uses Facebook Profile Pictures For Caller ID

Android smartphone users have a new real-time visual caller ID option, courtesy of YouMail.

Android smartphone users have a new real-time visual caller ID option, courtesy of YouMail.

The free Android application WhoAreYou uses information including Facebook photos, names, locations, and business logos to immediately let Android smartphone users know who is calling, even if the caller is not listed in their phone contacts.

The app from YouMail taps a database of more than 200 million U.S. phone numbers for the information, with many of those numbers tied to social profiles, including Facebook.

WhoAreYou also offers users a “ditch” feature, which allows them to send calls from selected numbers directly to voice mail.

YouMail Visual Voicemail Plus users can even play “This number is out of service” messages for selected callers, helping users to remove themselves from telemarketers’ lists.

Users can also tap WhoAreYou to search for information on any phone number.

Readers: Would you find an app like WhoAreYou to be useful?