On Tuesday (20), WhatsApp introduced a brand new function that enables customers to silence incoming calls from unknown numbers inside the app. The corporate stated the novelty will likely be obtainable “beginning this week.”
In accordance with WhatsApp, muted calls won’t trigger your cellular phone to ring, however they are going to be seen within the name listing. “The function routinely helps exclude spam, fraud and calls from unknown folks to supply larger safety,” WhatsApp stated.
On the privateness display of the app, an possibility will seem the place undesirable calls might be blocked. See the way it works:
- On an iPhone, from the app’s residence display, faucet “settings” (gear signal). On Android, faucet the three dots;
- Then go to “Privateness”;
- faucet on “calls” and activate the perform “Mute Unknown Individuals”.
WhatsApp has additionally launched Privateness Test, a perform that enables the person to examine and configure their privateness within the messaging app.
The corporate stated, “The ‘Begin verification’ possibility in your privateness settings will take you thru a number of layers of privateness that improve the safety of your messages, calls, and private data.