Facebook Hello aims to replace the Android dialer with smarter caller ID and contact management

April 23, 2015

These days it seems less and less people use their smartphones to make actual calls. But Facebook wants to get you excited about the utilitarian dialer again with Hello, a new app that rethinks the phone experience with a more intelligent caller ID, the ability to easily block or mute callers, and the option to search for people and businesses that aren’t necessarily on your address book.

Hello continuously syncs and matches phone numbers of incoming and outgoing calls to Facebook profiles to show you info about who you’re talking to. You’ll still have access to all your address book contacts, and if the person is already a contact on Facebook you’ll get to see relevant details based on the information that has been shared with you.

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