Truecaller Launches Truemessenger SMS App to Combat Mobile Spam

The app works to identify anonymous numbers and filter or block spam text messages.

Truecaller has announced the global launch of its Truemessenger app on Android devices. The app replaces the user’s default text messaging app, and works to identify unknown numbers and filter mobile spam messages.

Truemessenger is integrated with Truecaller and its network of 1.7 billion global numbers and 150 million community members. When users receive text messages, even from users outside of their address book, the app will work to identify them. Truemessenger pulls information and content from social networks and automatically assigns photos, nicknames and ‘other contact information’ to these incoming texts.

Users can assign their own spam filters to messages using things like spam keywords or area or country codes. Spam messages are filtered to the separate spam inbox or are blocked altogether, and users can report spam messages to help the entire community by flagging these numbers.

In a statement, Alan Mamedi, CEO and co-founder of Truecaller, commented:

We are in the middle of the Wild West in terms of spam messages we receive on our mobile phone, and despite the evolution of services in other areas, little has been done to curb the number of spam messages we receive on a daily basis. With Truemessenger’s global rollout, we’re bringing you the combined power of our global community with information from your own personal networks so you’ll never again have to worry about anonymous numbers.

Truemessenger is available to download for free on Google Play.