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Redesigned Truecaller 12 adds video caller ID and makes call recording free for all



New premium features include call notifications and ghost calls.


Truecaller started in 2009 as a simple caller ID app. Several new features have been added over the past few years: Smart call log, built-in dialer, SMS inbox, payment, and Inbox Cleaner. it’s recently 300 million monthly active users 70% of the global user base resides in India. Now in version 12 for Android Truecaller is getting it. Several more convenient new features including video caller ID and call recording options for all users.

This update brings a slight redesign to the app that separates calls and SMS into separate tabs upon user request. Video caller ID is one of the main features added to the app. Basically, you can record a short video of about 10 seconds that plays when you call a friend, and there are templates to choose from. This will only work if both parties are using the Truecaller app.


from left to right: Video caller display, call recording, leaving house, ghost call

Call recordings, previously only for paid members, are now available to all users of the platform with the latest update. The company says there are no such restrictions in India, but will prompt users in countries where there are laws for recording calls.

There are also some new features available only to Truecaller Gold and Premium subscribers. The app can read the caller’s name to know if it should continue answering the call or ignore it. This is useful if you are in another room when the phone starts ringing, and it works even with headphones on. There are fashionable Ghost call function, can be a cool trick to get out of an awkward situation or play a prank. You can even set a custom name, number and even profile picture or choose one of your contacts before scheduling a fake call.

All of the aforementioned features will now start in India with Truecaller 12 for Android and spread to other parts of the world in the coming weeks. Download the latest version from the Play Store below or APK Mirror.

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