It would be an understatement to say that Line is a well known cross platform messaging service. Line’s astronomical growth has come in a relatively short span of time, it now boasts more than 300 million users around the world, with the figure expected to rise even higher over the next few months. It has released a new app called Whoscall which users can use in order to avoid unwanted calls. The app is currently available only for Android, it is expected to be released for the iPhone soon. This service actually stems from an acquisition Line made last month of a similar service called Gogolook.
Whoscall touts a database of more than 600 million phone numbers that have been sourced from public databases, internet search as well as public phonebooks from around the world. So if the user is unable to figure out who the mystery caller is, Whoscall helps them identify the caller and decide if they want to take the call or not. They also have the option to block calls. Is the app is not able to identify the caller, users can then tag the incoming number so that it is entered in the database and may help other users somewhere down the line. Users based in the U.S., Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea and Japan can also download the entire database for offline access. Whoscall is available as a free download from Google Play Store.
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