WhatsApp has unveiled a new feature that allows users to mute unwanted spam and unknown calls, giving them more control over their privacy. This feature can be activated by following a few simple steps in the WhatsApp settings.
Previously, users faced considerable annoyance from spam calls on WhatsApp, leading to widespread complaints and call for action. Responding to these concerns, WhatsApp has now come up with a solution. The messaging platform has introduced two updates, one enabling users to mute calls from unknown individuals.
To activate this feature, follow the steps below:
- Open the WhatsApp app on your Android smartphone.
- Tap the three dots located at the top of the screen.
- A small window will appear. Tap on “Settings” at the bottom.
- Inside the Settings menu, locate and tap on “Privacy.”
- Scroll down and tap on “Call.”
- Look for the “Silence Unknown Callers” option and toggle it on.
By enabling this feature, calls from unknown numbers will no longer disturb you. However, these calls will still be visible within the app and in your notification area. In case an unknown call turns out to be important, you can still choose to answer it.
WhatsApp emphasizes that this feature aims to give users greater privacy and control over incoming calls. It automatically blocks spam, scam, and calls from unknown individuals, ensuring that your phone does not ring when such calls come through.
Additionally, WhatsApp is introducing another feature called “Privacy Checkup.” This feature will provide users with information about security measures on the platform, enabling them to understand better and utilize the available privacy features.
Please note that the provided instructions are based on the information from an article last updated on June 20, 2023. To ensure you have the most accurate and up-to-date instructions, it is recommended to consult the official WhatsApp website or app.