Report: Facebook is Testing a New Phone App
It seems that Facebook is all set to take over another aspect of your smartphone. How? Here’s how! According to a new report, Facebook is testing a phone app for smartphones, would you like to know what’s it called? Well, it’s called “Phone.” Really creative, right?
The news came to light when an image from the app got leaked. Which isn’t a surprise as Facebook often tests apps and leaks are common.
The app in question will utilize the massive phone number database Facebook has. It will act as a Caller ID and will give some competition to similar apps like Contactive, TrueCaller and more. When and if the app becomes available and manages to be successful, it will definitely give a boost to Facebook’s user engagement.
Facebook is yet to share any details about the app so we don’t know much about its features and functionality. According to a source, Phone isn’t the only app the company is testing as multiple apps are in development. However, we should realize that different apps are always being tested by developers but not all of them make it to the market.
Will Phone ever see the light of day? We’ll have to wait and see.
In case it does, I believe compared to other similar apps it can do well. For example, in some developing countries, people frequently change their cell number and as we know, for this type of apps to work users will constantly be asked to update server-side contact information.
But I don’t think this will be an issue for Phone app since all your contacts are already stored on Facebook’s massive database.
Since we don’t know exactly how the app will work, nothing more can be said at the moment. We’ll have to wait till Facebook shares more about it. Until then, share your opinions and views about the Phone App in the comments below.