Truecaller, the privacy-challenged caller ID app that everyone loves to hate, has delighted its loyal users by bringing back call recording as a premium feature. Because what could be more satisfying than paying extra to invade your own privacy?
Truecaller decided to end the call recording feature in 2022 for a legitimate reason. Google's Accessibility API changes magically forced their hand. Thank you, Google, for giving Truecaller an excuse to monetize call recording.
But Truecaller didn't stop at just bringing back call recording. Oh no, they had to make it extra special. They created a dedicated recording line. Now, the person on the other end will be blessed with the sound of a beep, indicating that their private conversation is being recorded.
Of course, Truecaller knows the value of exclusivity. The call recording feature is a privilege reserved only for those who can afford to be premium subscribers, willing to shell out $3.99 per month or $39.99 per year. Nothing says fairness, like charging people for something that should be a standard feature!
Our two cents:
So, whether or not you believe Truecaller's call recording feature is worth the hefty price tag is up to you. Just remember the irony of a company that has faced criticism for its privacy practices reintroducing a feature that further invades your privacy.