The feature surely cannot replace a Regular messaging app like WhatsApp but is still can be use to Send a Quick update to your friend or family member using a Short Text, Emojis and Location.
What is different about Flash message from a regular one is that when you receive a flash message, the phone will ring continuously for about 60 seconds unless you swipe and read the message. Unlike when you receive a text message , you will simply get a Notification.
NOTE: Please do remember that sending a Flash message requires internet connection. And it cannot replace Regular messaging. So don’t use it for Important and Urgent communication.
Send Short quick message or Location to other Truecaller user
Before you try to send a Flash message on Truecaller, make sure you and the Receiver have updated version of Truecaller and have account registered.
To Send a Quick message:
- Open Truecaller app
- Scroll through your contacts or Search a number and Tap on Flash/ Thunderbolt icon to the right of that Contact.
- Now type in your Message (about upto 80 characters). You can also use send Emoji’s and even Location.
As I observed, if you are using a battery saver and restricted Background activity, you may not receive messages despite being connected to internet.
So, though the feature is quite handy to send Quick status updates, for a vareity of reasons it should not be used to send Urgent and Important messages.