After attempting its hand at ephemeral texting and news reading applications, Facebook is ready to kick off a phone dialler in addition to caller ID app, identified as ‘Phone’ for Android owners.
As per a fresh report by Android Police, a number of users have spotted a button to try and install an app known as ‘Phone’ inside the Facebook Android app. The button shows that the app displays info on who’s calling and simultaneously blocks phone calls from blocked phone numbers.
The button was intended for Facebook employees utilizing a test build as it’s dubbed ‘FB-ONLY’ however, it appears like the server-side element made its approach to a wider number of users in error. The button redirects a “no page found” error message as the app install file is most probably located on Facebook’s internal servers.
The app would certainly rival the likes of Truecaller that provides a caller ID, reverse-look up function and also includes a phone dialler app. Facebook by now has a databases of its users’ phone numbers therefore will likely not be tough to recapitulate the info.
Source: Venture Beat