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'Hello' App Plucks Facebook Data to Show Who's Calling

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Apr 22, 2015, 12:20 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Facebook wants to make it easier for people to see who's calling and, if necessary, block those callers. The company today said it is testing a new app called Hello. The app sorts through Facebook data and will display info about incoming calls even if the number is not saved in the contact app. The caller ID information will be limited to that which is public on Facebook, or already shared directly with the call recipient. The app supports search functions for businesses and people, and can be used to connect calls directly from the search results. Last, Hello makes it easier for people to block unwanted calls. Users can block specific numbers as well as those commonly blocked by others. Blocedk calls go straight to voicemail and the details will still show up in the call history. Facebook said Hello is in testing and available to Android devices beginning today.

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Apr 23, 2015, 11:23 AM

The Caller ID Feature Sounds Good

until you discover that the app is polling Facebook and eating up data on every call you receive.
Doom Wolf

Apr 23, 2015, 9:18 AM

Grammar and stuff...

"Blocedk calls go straight to voicemail..." Though you should know.
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