WhatsApp Calls Are Getting More Secure; Here’s How! Calling on WhatsApp will soon be more secure, as the Meta-owned messaging company has added a feature that will protect your IP address when on WhatsApp calls. Take a look at the information provided below.
WhatsApp Calls Are Getting More Secure
WhatsApp’s new “Protect IP Address in Calls” function routes calls through WhatsApp servers, masking your IP address from other callers. Meta has stated that “this new feature provides an additional layer of privacy and security particularly geared towards our most privacy-conscious users.”
Calls on WhatsApp will also be end-to-end encrypted, which means that even WhatsApp will be unable to listen in on your discussions with others. The capability is similar to iOS 15’s ability to mask your IP address. Safari settings allow you to enable this. If you want to learn more about this, read our post on how to hide your IP address on your iPhone.
By going to the app’s Privacy settings and selecting the Advanced option, you will be able to disguise your IP address. The “Preserve IP address in calls” option can be enabled or disabled. One thing to keep in mind is that enabling this setting will have a negative impact on call quality.
You can mask your IP address by going to the app’s Privacy settings and selecting the Advanced option. You can enable or uncheck the “Preserve IP address in calls” option. One thing to keep in mind here is that enabling this setting will have a negative impact on call quality.
This is in addition to the recently implemented ‘Silence Unknown Callers’ option. WhatsApp has a “specialised protocol for delivering stripped-down, silenced call notifications” to the receiver for this purpose. Once activated, you will not be notified of calls from unknown numbers, which may be spam.
They will still appear in the call logs, allowing you to identify the callers. If you’re still unsure how to use this function, click here.
So, what are your thoughts on WhatsApp’s new privacy feature? Do you think it will be useful to you? Please let us know in the comments section below.