Facebook has just announced a new Android application that aims to make your communication experiences much easier. The app is called Hello, and it’s a dialer app that pulls information from Facebook so you can see who’s calling you without even having the phone number saved on your device. You can also block unwanted calls, start a Messenger chat with a friend and open someone’s profile with just one tap. The dialer, which requires a Facebook login to use, will also auto-update contacts as they change on Facebook’s servers, so you’ll always have the most recent contact information available.
At first glance, this seems like any old dialer app that you could find in the Play Store. But with the app tying in so closely with Facebook, we’re sure fans of the social network will find some functionality here.
Here is the full list of features you’ll get with Hello:
- See who’s calling you, even if you don’t have that phone number saved in your phone.
- Easily block unwanted calls.
- Automatically block calls from numbers that have been blocked by a lot of other people.
- Search your phone contacts and people and places on Facebook, without switching between apps.
- Always have the latest info about your contacts, including their profile pictures and birthdays.
- Open a Facebook profile or Page with just one tap.
- Call and text for free with Messenger.
- Call, add and edit contacts — just like you do on your phone.
You can now download Hello for free in the Google Play Store.