How to Automatically Mute Unknown Callers on WhatsApp - For those of you who often get spam calls or unknown numbers on WhatsApp, now you can be calmer. The reason is, WhatsApp has just released a new feature called "silence unknown callers".

How to Automatically Mute Unknown Callers on WhatsApp

This feature helps users improve their privacy to avoid unknown callers. When this feature is active, calls from numbers that are not stored in contacts will not make the user's WA ring. In addition, no windows/notifications will appear to answer or reject calls.

However, call history from unknown numbers will still appear in the user tab in the "Calls" section of WhatsApp. This is useful so that the user remains aware if the muted phone actually comes from an important person, but the number is not or has not been saved in the user's contacts.

So, how do you mute calls from unknown numbers on WhatsApp? For details, here is the tutorial.

How to Mute Calls from Unknown Numbers

  • Open your WhatsApp
  • Select "Settings"
  • Click "Privacy"
  • Select "Calls"
  • Slide the toggle right to activate

When the feature is active, WhatsApp users will not ring if they receive a call from a number that is not stored in their contacts.

The "silence unknown callers" feature is designed to help users control the privacy of incoming calls received. The goal is to help filter spam calls, fraud, and various unknown contacts to increase protection. That's how to activate the mute feature from an unknown number on WhatsApp. 

For most users, this feature is claimed to offer a mix of practicality and privacy. Talking about privacy, WhatsApp also introduced a feature called Privacy Checkup.

WhatsApp also introduced a feature called Privacy Checkup.

"Selecting the 'Start checking' option in the Privacy settings will direct you to several layers of privacy that strengthen the security of messages, calls and personal information," the company said as Teuku.Net quoted, Tuesday (20/6/2023).

By doing that, the user has options such as "Choose who can contact you", "Control personal info", "Add more privacy to chats", and "Add more protection to account".

On the other hand, WhatsApp has also released a new emotional video, encouraging WhatsApp users to check out friends they might be worried about.

The company even provides a template: "Hey, I was thinking of you. I'm here if you need to chat. No one else can see this but us. And you can also enable disappear mode or use the chat lock feature."

This is WhatsApp's way of promoting key privacy features, one of which is the chat lock feature that was just introduced last month.

I hope this helps protect your privacy.

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