WhatsApp’s new feature lets you silence incoming calls from unknown callers.
WhatsApp has introduced a long-awaited solution for the troublesome unknown spam calls. In its latest update prioritizing privacy, WhatsApp has introduced two amazing features: “silence unknown callers” and “privacy checkup.”
The former lets the user mute calls from unidentified numbers or spammers, while the latter ensures a comprehensive privacy analysis.
This feature allows users to automatically mute calls from numbers that are not saved in their contacts. This is a unique and compelling addition to WhatsApp, as it can help to reduce the number of spam and scam calls that users receive.
The latest privacy feature, “Privacy Checkup” allows users to review their privacy settings and make sure that they are set to their desired level of privacy.
How to enable the “Silence Unknown Callers” feature on Whatsapp?
The latest “Silence Unknown Callers and Privacy Checkup” feature can be enabled very easily on the latest version of Whatsapp. Update the app and follow the below given instructions to enable these latest features on your Whatsapp.
Here are the steps that will let you enable “Silence Unknown Callers” feature on WhatsApp:
- Open WhatsApp on your phone.
- Tap on the three dots in the top right corner of the screen.
- Select “Settings”.
- Tap on “Privacy”.
- Tap on “Calls”.
- Click on the “Silence Unknown Callers” setting.
Once you have enabled this setting, calls from numbers that are not saved in your contacts will be silenced. They will still be visible in your call log, but they will not ring your phone. You can still answer calls from unknown numbers if you want to. To do this, you will need to tap on the “Answer” button when the call comes in.
Additional Details About The “Silence Unknown Callers” Feature
- Availability: The feature is now accessible on both Android and iOS devices.
- Silencing Unknown Callers: Calls from numbers not saved in your contacts will be silenced, providing a peaceful experience.
- Call Log Visibility: Silenced calls will still appear in your call log, allowing you to review them later.
- Answering Unknown Calls: You have the option to answer calls from unknown numbers if you choose to.
- Answering Process: To answer a call from an unknown number, simply tap on the “Answer” button.
- Not Foolproof: Keep in mind that the feature may not block all unknown calls, especially if the number is improperly formatted or if the caller is using a VoIP service.
WhatsApp has made the new feature available to all users who have updated to the latest version of the app.
The primary objective behind this update is to provide users with enhanced control over their privacy while using the platform for communication. With this feature in place, unwanted calls from unknown individuals, spam, and scam callers are automatically filtered out and silenced.
This means that your phone won’t ring for such calls, ensuring a more seamless and uninterrupted experience. However, these silenced calls will still be visible in your Call list, allowing you to check if any important contacts attempted to reach you.