Truecaller enabled video calling feature on Google Duo which can switch calls between WiFi and cellular data for uninterrupted conversation on-the-go.
At the time, the feature was promised “in the coming months” and it looks like those months have elapsed as the latest Truecaller changelog says the option is now live.
Both users need to have the Google Duo app installed, so this isn’t some magical built-in Duo tech but it’s more like a quick shortcut to launch a video call without leaving the app.
Video calls can be started from your contact’s details page, the chat screen, and the missed call notification. The video calls will also integrate with Truecaller’s call log. The service appears to be opt-in so you’ll be able to enable or disable Duo’s integration as you wish.
How Does Google Duo Work?
The new feature will now make high-quality video calling available to our 250 million users globally. This update enables users to launch a Duo video call with a single tap within the app and can switch between WiFi and cellular data for uninterrupted conversation on-the-go.
Following the launch of Flash Messaging in April, the Google Duo-Truecaller integration will now enable video-first users with the communication mode of their choice.
What’s New In This Feature
- Video calling introduced on Truecaller
- Video call all your friends with just one tap.
- Added option to paste a number into dial-pad
- SIM indicator added to caller ID.
The newest version of TrueCaller should be rolling out now to users on the Play Store, but it could be a while before it reaches everyone. You can give it a go for free, but I warn you: the app’s background battery drain and constant barrage of notifications are bordering on obnoxious.