Facebook announces ‘Hello’ a new dialer app for Android devices. The app is designed as a dialer replacement on your phone and comes with features like caller ID. Hello is being rolling out for public testing in the US, Nigeria and Brazil and can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store.
The app is a part of Facebook’s Creative Labs initiative for building standalone apps. The dialer is fully compatible with Facebook account and allows users to make calls with Facebook Messenger instead of using their cellular connection.
Dialer is made on Google’s Material Design principles, and is divided into four main tabs: recent calls, the dialer, contacts, and settings. The app is very similar to caller ID app TrueCaller and provides the callers information regardless of whether or not you have the caller’s phone number in your phone contacts list. Facebook will attempt to match any number with a user profile even if its not in your contact list. If it finds a match, and the user has chosen to let Facebook users find them by their phone number, the person profile will pop up. Users will be able to see the callers Hometown, profile pics, any mutual friends, among other information. After the call, users will be able to view the callers email address and website, if they’ve added one to their profile.- See more at: http://www.digit.in/mobile-phones/facebook-announces-hello-dialer-and-contacts-app-for-android-25885.html#sthash.o0Atv5YS.dpuf