Truecaller brings name recording and transcription to India


Caller id firm Truecaller has launched its name recording and transcription for paid customers in India, the corporate’s largest market. The recording function shall be out there to premium customers on each Android and iOS, with assist for English and Hindi transcriptions.

In June 2023, the corporate launched name recording for premium customers within the U.S., and now it’s increasing the function in India. The important thing distinction is that due to the rules, within the U.S. receivers would hear a beep sound when a consumer begins recording. That gained’t be the case in India.

In case you are utilizing Truecaller on Android, the app’s personal dialer will present a devoted recording button. For different dialers, Truecaller will present a floating recording button.

Truecaller call recording on Android

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On iOS, the method is a bit totally different as a consequence of Apple’s CallKit restrictions. If you wish to report incoming or outgoing calls, you’ll have to go to the Truecaller app after initiating the decision and faucet on the “Document a name” function positioned within the search tab. The app calls one other recording line, after which you’ll have to manually merge the calls to begin the recording.

Truecaller recording feature for iPhone

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As soon as the decision is over, the app processes the audio and sends a notification when transcription is prepared. On iOS, the recordings are saved regionally, with an choice to retailer them in iCloud.

Truecaller has had a number of powerful quarters. Based on its This fall 2023 outcomes, the corporate garnered $41.14 million in income, with a 4% lower year-on-year. The corporate’s yearly income for 2023 was $167.34 million — a dip of two% year-on-year. On the again of those outcomes, Truecaller’s shares have dropped by greater than 15% year-to-date.

The brilliant spot was that its month-to-month energetic customers grew by 11% to 374 million and day by day energetic customers grew by 12% to 305 million. The consumer base in India represents greater than 70% of each. Whereas the dip in advert revenues was the contributor to the general income decline, the corporate’s consumer revenues grew by greater than 20% in This fall.

Truecaller is hopeful that clients shall be inspired to purchase the premium plan, which begins at ₹79 ($0.95) per thirty days or ₹529 per yr ($6.38), with options like name recording.

Final week, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) revealed suggestions for a caller ID service referred to as calling title presentation (CNAP) on high of cell networks. Truecaller stated that it didn’t see the service as aggressive.

In an investor notice, stockbroker Numis not too long ago famous that Truecaller won’t see any fast enhancements within the Indian advert market. It stated the corporate is urgent on rising subscriber income.

We expect Truecaller has began spending additional to develop subscribers primarily within the US, and ad-funded customers primarily in chosen markets in LatAm & Africa,” Numis stated within the notice.

“Truecaller’s information & iOS product are actually appropriately good to serve US subscribers properly; US value factors are excessive, and extra of the US inhabitants than, say, that in India is used to paying month-to-month for providers. Further spend to quicken development in ad-funded customers in a market doesn’t exceed income earned there.”