Truecaller for Android Gets Simple Copy OTP and Improved Flash Messaging


Truecaller on Wednesday announced the rollout of several new features for its Android app. The new features include Simple Copy OTP and improvements to Flash messaging, which features a more polished design and improved call log history for ongoing Flash messages, the company says.

Version 8.69 of the Truecaller Android app brings the Simple Copy OTP feature. Using OTP (one time password) is a common practice in India, where a significant amount of banking, e-commerce, and other online services require an OTP to enable two-factor authentication. With Simple Copy OTP, Truecaller has created a shortcut that provides users with a one-tap way to copy the OTP directly from the notification received on their handset. Truecaller has created a ‘clean and clear copy button’ that uses the information from the notification to extract the OTP and other passwords.

To enable Simple Copy OTP, Android users will need to enable Truecaller SMS from the app.

Truecaller, in its latest Android update, has also improved its Flash messaging feature. Flash messaging lets Truecaller users send out pre-defined messages that can inform the recipients that you are busy in a meeting, are driving, are stuck in an emergency, or any other reason why you cannot take the call. With version 8.69, the app now shows a call log history of ongoing Flash messages. The update also offers a polished design for a better UI experience. Truecaller claims that replies are received within a duration of 30 seconds when using Flash messaging.

Flash messaging was originally launched  on Android in March 2017, while support for iPhone was added in July last year.

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