The advance of technology has only made a call from an unfamiliar number more unsettling than ever. But the people at Facebook have developed a new Android app that will hopefully cut down on this scary phenomenon. It’s called Hello, and it integrates information from your Facebook account for caller ID and call blocking.
On the latter count, one cool feature of Hello is that it automatically blocks numbers that have been blocked by a disproportionate number of users, on the rationale that they’re likely to be spammers or telemarketers. It can also pair with Facebook Messenger to make calls and send messages for free, so it’s a pretty good deal – especially since the app is free.
You can check out the Facebook Hello app over at Google Play here, or if you’re still on the fence you can watch a short video introducing the app below. And if you’re a telemarketer reading this, all I can say is good luck. Maybe it’ll get better soon.
Here’s the video: