Released today for iOS and Android, Burner 3.6.1 introduces fine-grained controls for muting, as well as adding photos and notes to Contacts.
Now it’s easier than ever to keep track of and manage conversations with friends, business colleagues, and casual acquaintances.
We hope you enjoy these improvements!
Mute a Contact
This update introduces the ability to Mute contacts one by one. Muting prevents notifications from firing when a specific person messages you. Incoming calls from a muted contact don’t ring through to your phone. You’ll still be able to access messages and missed calls and voicemails from a muted number as normal.
Mute serves a different purpose than the ability to Block a contact, which we’ve had for a while. Blocking mutes and hides all calls and messages sent from a specific number—use Block when you no longer want contact with a person, but don’t want to burn the Burner. Use Mute when you want to filter out their notifications without turning off all notifications for the line.
Contact Photos and Notes
You’ll find two new fields on the Contact details screen:
Photo: Upload an image from your library for anyone in your Contact list.
Notes: You can take free-form notes in this field, such as where or how you met a person or other details like email and address.
Keep in mind that if you delete a contact, notes and photos will be deleted as well.
For those of you using prepaid lines, the time frame in which the Burner app notifies you of lines that are close to expiration has been improved.
Users will now be notified as early as 5 days out that a Burner line is about to expire. That way you will have more notice if you need to extend your line, and less chance that the prepaid number will expire before you have a chance to do so.
Copy Your Burner Number from the Inbox
For Android users, we’ve made it easier to find your Burner numbers right in the inbox. You can see and copy your number in one tap just by opening the app. This is coming soon on iOS.
Other Accessibility Alignments
Finally, in addition to some small performance updates and bug fixes, we improved some of our labeling in the inbox and throughout the app to improve accessibility for our customers using screen readers with Burner.
Need phone lines for the long term, for a side project or business? Consider upgrading to a Burner subscription (tap this link on your phone, and it will open to the offers screen in the app). You can have up to three auto-renewing lines, unlimited calls/texts/pics, robocall blocking on all lines, and more.
Most of the improvements to Burner are built in response to your feedback and requests, so we look forward to hearing your thoughts. If you have feedback or questions about Burner or today’s updates, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.