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Facebook’s next app might make your phone dialer obsolete

March 23rd, 2015 at 5:05 PM
Facebook Phone App

Ever since Facebook became a social networking behemoth, the company has been looking for ways to take over other parts of our lives. Instead of texting, you can download the Facebook Messenger app. If you don’t want to download Venmo, you can now send money through the Messenger app instead.

And it appears that the next thing Facebook wants to replace is the dialer on our smartphones.

READ MORE: Facebook fixed a bug that gave apps access to your private photos

A few tipsters sent Android Police a picture of a new app called Phone for Android devices. Here’s the photo evidence:

It seems to be in the testing phase at the moment, because clicking the install button just results in an error message.

Despite the incredibly vague name, the app’s features would be welcome for many phone users who are tired of screening calls from telemarketers. As Android Police notes, the Whitepages Caller ID & Block app has similar functionality, but with Facebook’s name attached to the app, it’s sure to dominate the competition.

Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.




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