Truecaller for Android launches desktop version

  • Truecaller has launched a web-based version of its Android app.
  • Featuring all of Truecaller’s functionality, the new desktop iteration is being launched for Android users in India for now.
  • The application is compatible with both Windows and macOS desktops.

With telemarketing, robocalling, and all other manner of customer contact service proving more invasive than ever, applications like Truecaller have thrived as more people look to safeguard their privacy.

It is with this in mind that the company is widening its breadth of solutions, having this week launched a desktop version of its Truecaller for Android offering called Truecaller for Web.

Before you go downloading the new solution, it is only launching in India for Android phone owners in that region for now, but according to TechCrunch, the company is planning a wider rollout in the coming months.

Hopefully that includes South Africa too, as many can attest to just how problematic marketing calls have been in recent years.

If you are in India, you simply head to this website where you can generate a QR code in order to link your Truecaller profile with the desktop client. It works similar to the interface in linking your WhatsApp profile to your PC, and is compatible on both Windows and macOS.

As for what the desktop client will offer, outside of the usual ability to effectively screen any calls coming in, Truecaller for Android also mirrors your phone’s text and chat exchanges, as well as facilitating other call notifications, receiving one-time-pins (OTPs), and handling number search capabilities.

It is also worth pointing out that this desktop client is limited to one session per user for now, and will log out automatically should there be no activity for more than 30 days. Sessions can also be manually de-linked in the settings tab, again like the WhatsApp equivalent.

Along with being able to see real-time caller ID notifications, the desktop client will not feature any rate limits when it comes to searching for numbers, which was something present on the phone-based version of Truecaller for Android.

With the company noting that some 259 million users are making use of the Truecaller ID functionality when receiving SMSes, trialing the new solution in India with its mobile market that processes 80 million notifications per day, will prove a solid litmus test.


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