Caller ID and telephone search engine provider Truecaller is introducing a new feature called Smart SMS to help protect users from spam and fraud.
Users of the feature have only the essential information within an SMS highlighted, while all SMS messages are categorised and easily accessible.
“Roughly 80% of SMSes one receives daily are from businesses, disengaging users from important/useful messages,” says Zakaria Abdulkadir Hersi, Truecaller’s director of business development and partnerships in Africa. “To combat that, SMS apps need to become smarter by filtering out spam and categorising useful information.
“We constantly strive to offer the best user experience by adding unique features that fit in with our core mission: to make communication safer and more efficient for everyone.”
Truecaller uses the same algorithms used to identify spam callers in SMS as well. The SMS intelligence is built into the app itself and it can work offline – nothing leaves the device, including OTPs and financial information. The feature also offers a Smart Inbox that identifies unknown SMS sender numbers. SMS sender IDs are resolved to business names with logos.
Audio/Visual2 days ago
Britbox brings new video streaming option to SA
Cybersecurity2 days ago
Hackers spread malware under guise of Windows 11
Cybersecurity1 day ago
Top 5 Olympics cyber scams
Gadget of the Week2 days ago
Gadget of the Week: Music app that saves your data
Gaming1 day ago
Arsenal’s Aubameyang scores first cross-region esports event
Product of the Day2 days ago
Zoho Invoice – available free of charge
Stream of the Day2 days ago
Farm life comes to The Sims
AppDate1 day ago
Appdate: Savings Jar teaches kids to master money and dragons