Before diving into your Android app, take a look at these getting started tips.
Dialpad Talk helps you stay connected with a cloud phone system that works in real-time, across all your existing devices, to deliver voice, video, and messages. This article gives you an insight into the inner workings of our Android app.
Place a Call
To place a call in the Android app, tap on the plus sign on your screen > New Call or tap on the phone icon in the upper right-hand corner in any contact.
For more information on how to place a call within the Dialpad app in our Make Your First call article here.
Receive a Call
To receive a call in the Android app, tap on the blue "Accept" checkmark on the right side of the screen.
For more information on how to receive a call within the Dialpad app in our Receive Your First call article here.
Transfer a Call
To transfer a call follow the steps below:
- Tap More > Transfer Caller
- On your search screen, type in your recipient’s name or number
- Choose one of your available transfer options
For a more visual view of how to transfer a call in the Android mobile app check out our Transfer Call article here.
Add a Caller
- Tap More > Add a Caller
- On your search screen, type in your recipient's name or number
- Both you and your other caller will hear ringing
- Once the additional caller is connected, you'll have the same active call options for either caller
For a more visual view of how to add a caller in the Android mobile app check out our Add a Caller article here.
Before diving into your Android app, take a look at these getting started tips.
Call with Android Dialer
Decide whether your personal device's number or your Dialpad number is shown when placing calls through your native dialer. By default, we'll use your personal device's number.
To make an adjustment to this, navigate to Settings > Outbound Caller ID > Calls from the Android Dialer and select your preferred number.
1. Use Dialpad Caller ID
Select this if you want all calls from your native dialer to use your Dialpad phone number over your personal. You'll see the Calling with Dialpad overlay when placing calls, and a record of the call will display in Dialpad.
2. Use Mobile Number
Select this if you want all calls from your native dialer to use your personal number. A record of the call will display on your native call log and not in Dialpad.
3. Ask Before Each Call
Select this if you always want the option to choose between using your Dialpad number or personal number on individual calls. You'll also have the option to set your choice for "Just Once" or "Always"
Note: Using your mobile number will require carrier service.
Record a Call
- To record, Tap More > Record This Call
- To stop recording, tap More > Stop Recording
You can access your recordings straight from your Android app. Just navigate to Inbox > Recordings. To download, head back over to your desktop app.
Search a Contact
You can search for either a contact or a term/phrase. Here's how:
- Tap the Search icon (magnifying glass) to pull up the search field
- Type in your contact's name/number or term/phrase
- Tap on their name to pull up your conversation thread
From the conversation thread, you can:
- Send a message
- View their Profile (tap the Info icon)
- Place a Call
Favorite a Contact
Have contacts you're always chatting with? Why not favorite them and keep them close by?
Navigate to any contact in your Dialpad Android app > Click on the ℹ on the right-hand side of your screen to display a ★ symbol. Select that to add your contact to your favorites.
Add a Contact
- Tap + then Add Contact
- Enter in your contact's info
- Tap Done to save contact info
You can also add unsaved numbers as new contacts. Just open up the conversation thread with the new number and tap on either New Contact or Add to Existing.
Add New Contact from a Group
When there are unknown numbers in group conversations, you can easily add them as contacts. Just tap on the Info icon to pull up the group profile > press the next to that contact.
View Your Contact's Profile
Just like your desktop app, you can view your contact's profile on your Android device, including any G Suite or Office 365 integrations. Just tap on the Info icon to pull up their profile.
If you haven't connected these integrations on your desktop app first, then this area will appear blank.
To adjust your caller ID for individual calls, select one of these options:
- Long press on the call icon when you're in a conversation thread to select an available ID
- Tap on your name in the upper left-hand corner of the app > Settings > Outbound Caller ID
- Tap on the New Call From drop-down when you're viewing the New Call screen
To adjust your caller ID for all calls, you'll need to navigate to your global caller ID settings.
Keep in mind that any interactions with your Department or Call Queue lines will default to the respective ID.
Block a Caller
To block a caller:
- Navigate to their profile (tap Info on the conversation thread)
- Tap the pencil icon (edit) to edit their profile
- Tap the three-dot menu to select Block Contact
DND and Custom Status
- Tap on the three bar menu at the top left of your screen
- Tap on the DND toggle to turn it ON
- If you need, you can opt to Set a Timer
Set a Custom Status
Just like your desktop app, you can set a custom status straight from your Android. Just tap into your profile to see the option to pick from our defaults or create your own (and why not throw an emoji in there?).
Check your Inbox
Just like your desktop app, your Inbox displays:
- New notifications
- New calls
- Missed calls
Tap on a voicemail to display options to:
- Play through Speaker
- Reply (conversation thread)
- Call Back
Pro or Enterprise user? Voicemail transcriptions will automatically appear under each of your voicemails.
Send a Message
- Tap + then New Message
- Type your contact’s name or number
- Once you’re pulled into the thread, start typing your message
- Tap on the camera icon to upload an image or video
Messaging Options: Send with Dialpad
Android users can select Diapad as their preferred messaging option when using outside apps.
If the app allows you to tap a number to either call or message, select Dialpad to launch a new conversation thread.
We'll prompt you to either add this number as a new contact or add it to an existing contact.
Receive a Message
You'll receive a banner notification on your screen, a badge notification on the app's icon, and a notification within the app—in other words, we got your back.
Once you open the app, you'll see any unread messages at the top of your Recent screen marked with a blue dot.
Worried you'll miss something in the shuffle? We display a colored bar at the bottom of your screen alerting you of the # of unread notifications.
Need to grab the attention of the group? On your new message screen, tap and scroll to keep adding recipients' names.
Once you've started your conversation, you can tap on Info within the conversation thread to view individual group members, add another contact to your group, mute group notifications, or simply leave the group altogether.
Tap on any individual group member to pull up options like:
- View Profile
- Send Message
Archive a Thread
Just like your desktop app, you can Archive past conversations in your Recent list. Just long press to Archive.
Archived too quickly? You can undo any Archive by pressing Undo on the bottom of your screen.
Not only are your HD Calling and Outbound Caller ID options nestled under Settings, but also the ability to adjust the type of notifications you receive as well as how you receive them.
Receive Notifications For
By default, these options are toggled on, but you can always opt to turn off notifications for messages, missed calls, and voicemails.
In the Notification Settings section, select your ringtone as well as the format in which notifications are delivered to your Android device. You can also enable or disable the ability to silence all other notifications while on a call.
To customize notifications and how they're delivered, you'll need to select Manage Notifications. It opens a separate menu that varies in appearance between Android devices based.
Use this menu to choose how notifications for new messages, missed calls, and voicemails appear.
In the Advanced section, you'll find another group of options. You can turn off Ring this device if you'd like to avoid receiving notifications twice on both your Android device and your native device such as a laptop.
Dialpad Everywhere will display Dialpad over other apps on your Android device, allowing you to accept and remain on a call with another app open simultaneously.
Enable Allow data with low battery even if you'd like Dialpad to operate when your Android device's battery is low.
Smart Reply suggests replies to new messages that are only visible to you until you tap to share. Dialpad only offers Smart Reply in English at this time.
In-app notifications allow Dialpad alert you of notifications while still in the Dialpad app.
Finally, you can select Log Out to sign out of the Dialpad app on your Android device.