Truecaller 8 Gets Better With SMS Spam Blocking

Truecaller 8

Truecaller 8 has been updated with support for SMS spam blocking. Before the update, you could only detect and block calls. The app has been updated with the ability to block unwanted SMS messages as well.

After the introduction of Truecaller, the app witnessed several downloads from a wide range of users and found it very useful. By blocking promotional and unwanted calls, users were able to enhance productivity by concentrating on their daily work.

Nowadays, you receive several SMS messages with nasty sounds. You should note that phishing SMS messages are rampant and TrueCaller 8 update will be a very useful tool for blocking SMS messages. The latest update also enables you to block not only spam calls but also SMS on dual SIM smartphones.

Truecaller works by fetching spam list from a 250 million database created by the community. Hence, if you receive an unwanted call or SMS, you can easily recognize them if you had installed the app.

After the installation of the app, you should make sure that you have not blocked OTP messages delivered by your financial institution for authentication purposes. Nowadays, you get OTP message whenever you transact funds over the web for security reasons. The payment process will continue if you correctly provide your OTP.

You can download Truecaller by navigating to Google Play Store and search for the keyword “Truecaller”. If you prefer, you should install the app in a secondary phone fro testing and then migrate to your primary phone. This will avoid unnecessary problems caused as a result of the app. Moreover, you can learn the usage of the app slowly.

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Anand Narayanaswamy is the editor-in-chief of Netans. He was recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 9 years (2002 to 2011) and again as a Microsoft MVP in Surface under Windows and Devices in January 2024. He worked as a Chief Technical Editor with ASPAlliance and was part of ASPInsider program. Anand has published several articles and reviews related to various software and hardware products for various software and technology related websites. He is also active on social media and also participates as an Influencer for various brands. Anand can be reached at