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Today, the WhitePages app for Android got a major facelift. Version 2.6 of our flagship Android app sports a completely revamped user interface with a sleeker, cleaner design.

Some other features of this version include improved nearby search for business locations, increased storage for saved searches and WhitePages account integration so you can easily manage your WhitePages listing.

You can download this app at the Google Play store.

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5 billion! That is a lot of anything. But in this case, that is the number of calls and texts made by WhitePages Current Caller ID Android users to date. And of all calls, 56% of them are calls that Current users make, compared to the 44% they receive. So to make that outgoing call experience even better, we have added some cool new features to the next version released today. Here’s a brief overview.

Outgoing caller ID
Current Caller ID now automatically displays your contact’s latest social status, local news and weather while you are making the outgoing call to keep you up to date before you chat. Current also matches a name to a number you have dialed, so you next time you need to call that person or business, you can open the Current app and quickly make that same call without having to lookup the number again, or remember which number it was. Current’s powerful caller ID capability is provided by WhitePages’ directory of over 300 million people and businesses – all for free.

Customized alerts
We know Android users love to customize, and Current users are the same. So, now you have the option to choose the size and content of your Caller ID notification, including the contact’s name, location and photo, as well as their most recent social media status on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, plus local weather, time and the details on your last communication. If you are minimalist and choose to show just the name and location, you can select where you want the caller ID notification to appear on your phone screen. Top, middle, or bottom.

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We’ve also added more Facebook content such as tagged pictures, and you can like a Facebook post directly from the Current Caller ID app and it will appear on a friend’s Facebook news feed.

We’re excited to get feedback on the new features. Please let me know what you think, or drop a note to mobilesupport@whitepages.com. Our product team is always reviewing customer emails for new ideas, requests, or how to make the app better!

Download Current

WhitePages Current Caller ID, since it’s launch is August 2012, has helped millions of people identify over 3 billion calls and texts, and stay up to date with people most important to them with Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter feeds, plus local news and weather.

Current users are very engaged, and provide us a lot of positive feedback and suggestions on how to make Current even better. That is why I’m excited to launch an upgrade with the number one request from users – call & text blocking. Now Current lets you take control over who can contact you on your mobile phone.

Call and Text Blocking: How it Works

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Let’s say that a telemarketer calls you several times a week. Instead of hearing your phone ring, scrambling to see who it is, and thinking “not again” (or worse) when you see it’s a telemarketer, you can add that number to your block list with a simple tap and never be bothered again. The next time the telemarketer calls, they will go directly to voicemail or will be dropped altogether – depending on your settings preference.

Blocking works for texts too. Blocked texts will not appear in your phone’s text inbox or notify you, but will go discreetly into the Current app with a silent notification. Then, when you launch Current you can review the content of the text or automatically have it deleted. Think about that surprise party you are planning for your spouse. Now you can secretly plan without your spouse suspiciously noticing that you are receiving texts from her best friend.

So upgrade Current to version 4.2.1 today through Google Play, or download it if you haven’t had a chance to try it out yet. And please let us know how you use WhitePages Current, the all-in-one app with Call ID, Text ID, Social Feeds, News & Weather and now Blocking!

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WhitePages for iPhone just got a lot better – you can now create an account and manage your listing right from the app.

Just hit the “Account” button at the top of the app to log in or create an account.  From there you can change your name, address, phone numbers, household members and more.

Check out the updated app at the iTunes store.

And don’t forget WhitePages also makes it easy to control or hide your listing on your desktop as well.

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WhitePages for iPhone and iPad received a fantastic update today!

Back in May, we released a bunch of great features like the ability to find shops, spas and restaurants around your location—perfect for when you’re out and about and need a little help deciding where to go. With over 200 million residential & business listings in over 80,000 neighborhoods, you’re always covered whether you’re in your own back yard or someplace entirely new.

Now, it’s even easier to find what you’re looking for with WhitePages on iOS. Hundreds of thousands of menus for some of the best restaurants, spas and more in your city are now available on your phone—just a couple taps away.

It’s cold out there, so fire up WhitePages for your iPhone and/or iPad, and find a place around you serving some hot soup.