Facebook Launches Hello, A Brand New Caller ID App

Facebook has launched a brand new caller id app – Hello which can be used to block unwanted calls. It has been developed by members of the Facebook Messenger team. The app was built over the period of last year. Whenever someone makes a call, you will get to know who is calling.


The interface is very similar to another popular caller id app – Truecaller. The app is still in public beta testing and only usable in the US, Nigeria and Brazil. Whenever a call comes or you call someone, it basically accesses Facebook’s graph search.

Here’s a video that you can check out.

Here’s a list of the features that you get with Hello.

Make your phone smarter with Hello. Built by Messenger just for Android, Hello combines info from Facebook with the contact info on your phone so it’s easy to stay in touch with the people you care about.

Now you can see who’s calling, block unwanted calls and search for people and places on Facebook. You can also call and text people for free using Messenger.

  •  See who’s calling you, even if you don’t have that phone number saved in your phone.
  • Easily block unwanted calls.
  • Automatically block calls from numbers that have been blocked by a lot of other people.
  • Search your phone contacts and people and places on Facebook, without switching between apps.
  • Always have the latest info about your contacts, including their profile pictures and birthdays.
  • Open a Facebook profile or Page with just one tap.
  • Call and text for free with Messenger.
  • Call, add and edit contacts — just like you do on your phone.
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