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I'm part of some WhatsApp groups and there are people whom I know but am unable to map them to those phone contacts which do not show anything but blank profile photos and no name. Asking everyone will be too much work.

Is there any way to directly open the contacts in Truecaller instead of the default Android app?

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  • Aren't there names present in the group information?
    – beeshyams
    Jan 25, 2018 at 16:55
  • @beeshyams Nope, I only see numbers. They are not my contacts so. Jan 25, 2018 at 17:22
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    What i do in your case is, i copy the contact to true caller and then i see the name. I don't see a more direct way of doing this
    – aBochur
    Jan 25, 2018 at 18:17
  • @Abochur isn't this too much work? This is crazy frustrating man Jan 26, 2018 at 10:02

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The simple way to get people's details for WhatsApp messages is to use Auto-Search in Truecaller by allowing Notification access to Truecaller.

Go to Truecaller->Settings->General->Auto-Search and switch Messaging apps to ON.

Truecaller screen shot

And whenever you get a message from person who is not in your contact list, you will get a notification like:

notification screen shot

This also works for messages from groups too, but you will get notified only when someone sends you a message (can't fetch all unknown contacts from the WhatsApp group).

Allowing notification access is a dangerous permission.

Truecaller will be able to read all notifications, including personal information such as contact names and the text of messages you receive. It will also be able to dismiss notifications or trigger action buttons they contain. This will also give the app the ability to turn Do Not Disturb on or off and change related settings.

P.S. WhatsApp does show names (which the user has set in his WhatsApp profile) in group info for each person.

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  • I needed Copied numbers also to be enabled. Anyways thanks for this! Jan 26, 2018 at 12:49
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    Yes, that will immediately pop up information of any copied number. Jan 26, 2018 at 12:50
  • Yup, the copy number option makes life a little easier. But it's still too much work. Can't WhatsApp by default integrate TrueCaller into it? Jan 26, 2018 at 12:52
  • I don't think that's gonna happen. Since they both are completely different apps. Jan 26, 2018 at 12:55
  • Since WhatsApp Groups are meant to "keep in touch with the groups of people that matter the most, like your family or coworkers" so they don't assume that unknown people are bunched into Groups. Jan 26, 2018 at 13:02

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