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Truecaller records 100million daily active users, 20% reside in Africa


Swedish call filtering service Truecaller has announced that it has reached over 100 million daily active users.

According to the company, it grew to its current figure from 100-million monthly active users less than a year ago.

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Truecaller, Alan Mamedi noted that close to a decade ago, he set out to solve what he thought was a simple problem how to figure out who these unknown numbers belong to that keeps calling us little did he know how big of a problem that actually was in all corners of the world

According to him with the proliferation of new and advanced technologies that are ever evolving, Truecaller has also come a long way from simple beginnings as a Caller ID and spam blocking app, to a fully-fledged communications platform with calls, SMS, flash messages.

In his words:

“ We could never have predicted that Truecaller would become an indispensable resource for women ’s safety in many countries; or that it would be used for e-commerce and courier services around the globe to facilitate the difficult last mile of delivery, or allow more people to experience a data-only product in offline mode.”

Truecaller was initially conceived as a call blocking app, filtering spam numbers from users’ call logs. But it has changed a lot as It now filters spam SMS in addition to facilitating payments in some territories and an offering host of other niche services.



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