Facebook introduces Hello dialer app with caller ID, business search, and more


Facebook Hello Caller ID Blocking

After introducing the ability to place voice calls over Messenger just a little over a year ago, Facebook is now introducing a completely dedicated dialer app called “Hello.” The app looks to make your dialer smarter by being able to see who’s calling with intelligent caller ID, the ability to easily block or mute callers, and search for people and businesses all from within the dialer.

Information is grabbed from Facebook where it is continuously synced with the Hello app. Should Hello pull up someone that doesn’t have a number tied to their Facebook account — or you’d simply like to make a call for free using your data connection — you also have the option to place a call using Messenger, also linked inside the app.

The caller ID benefits are clear. There’s nothing worse than receiving a call from an unknown person. The problem is you wont see any info on these callers unless their info is linked to their Facebook account and/or shared with their friends. I found a good majority of the contacts pooled from Facebook didn’t have any phone numbers attached.

But the auto-blocking feature — which blocks calls other Facebookers have blocked — is a nice touch, along with profile pictures and birthdays. So it’s definitely got some things going for it. Download for free via the link below.

Download on Google Play: Hello — Caller ID & Blocking

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Wish Google would release their Dialer that was on the Nexus 5. Not the hangouts dialer, but the normal dialer that was on that phone which had the option to have Google post caller id details. I think that was the best one I used.

    1. All Nexus devices have it to my knowledge. I had it on my 4 and I have it on my 6 now. I agree they should push that to the Play Store.

      1. Would love it on my S6 or M9.

    2. I think I saw an option like that on my Oneplus One, so it could potentially be found in CM. Worth a shot.

    3. Agree – really useful and quite gutted to find out it’s not in Lollipop for my Z3c.

    4. yup it’s on my Nexus 6… I don’t know how I lived without this all my life! :)

  2. Already enough bloat with other Facebook apps. They don’t know how to make things slim and fast.

    1. I can only imagine how slow this app can be while it takes every little bit of data from the user.

  3. Well I just read the article, however when I went over to the app, most people are having a hard time with it…..I’ll pass.

  4. “block numbers other facebookers have blocked” yay sheep mentality!

  5. BS, not available in Canada

  6. How long before they force bundle it with the Facebook app?

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