Scammers are now using WhatsApp to call people instead of regular calls. This is because such VoIP calls are not easily identified by using a call-screening app and the user is not notified before picking up the calls.
There wasn’t any feature on WhatsApp to identify spam calls and silence them immediately. Now, WhatsApp is taking this spam call problem seriously and releasing a new feature to silence WhatsApp calls from Unknown numbers. This feature is currently available in the early Beta version of WhatsApp, but it will soon be available to everyone via an update.
Once this feature rolls out to the public, the users will be able to silence WhatsApp calls from unknown numbers. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you through the process.
1. Launch WhatsApp on your phone and tap the three-dots menu.
2. Go to Settings and navigate to Privacy.
3. Under Privacy, tap on Calls and enable the Silence Unknown Callers feature.
Once enabled, WhatsApp will no longer ring for incoming calls from unknown numbers. However, scammers can still call you on WhatsApp, only that your phone will not ring. This will not disturb you, and when you check your phone, you will be notified about the missed call.
Silent all WhatsApp Calls on your Phone
If you don’t want your phone to ring at all for any WhatsApp calls, then you can silence all your WhatsApp Calls. This can be done as follows:
1. Go to Settings and navigate to Notifications.
2. Here, tap on Ringtone, and select the Silent option.
3. Next, tap the Vibrate option and set it to Off.
This will silence all WhatsApp calls on your smartphone. Do this, this will not stop such calls, as all it does it, you won’t be notified about it. The missed calls will be available in the Calls tab in WhatsApp.
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