Facebook’s quest to conquer your phone continues with Hello, a new dialer app that replaces the one that comes natively installed on your Android phone. And if you’re not partial to anything, it’s probably worth a try.

Facebook’s endless app proliferation is tedious. (Tedious people call this proliferation “unbundling.”) But the new Facebook dialer app introduces something you won’t get from any other: Even if you don’t have a number saved on your phone, Facebook can go look at its databases and see if its got a number match. If it does, it’ll tell you who is calling and show you their photo, even if you’re not friends. It also makes blocking numbers as easy as a tap.


Sure, other apps add caller ID—but given how often I use Facebook as a directory for numbers I don’t have, this one seems pretty useful.