WhatsApp has introduced two new features aimed at improving privacy and security within the messaging platform.
One of the key additions is the option to mute calls from unknown numbers. Users can now enable this feature in privacy settings, which will mute incoming calls from unknown numbers. Although these calls will not ring on the user’s phone, they will still be visible in the call list and notifications.
While it’s not yet possible to completely block incoming calls from unknown numbers, this new feature provides an extra layer of protection against spam, scams, and calls from unknown callers. Users can easily identify these muted calls in the call history and decide if they are important enough to return.
In addition to the mute feature, WhatsApp also introduces a “Privacy Review”. This new tool aims to inform users about the privacy and security options available on the platform. The checkup guides users through various privacy settings, including controlling who can contact them and enhancing account security through features like two-step verification and biometric authentication.
Protecting user privacy and ensuring secure communication remains one of WhatsApp’s top priorities. Along with end-to-end encryption, the platform continues to introduce new features that give users more control over their privacy settings.