WhatsApp Releases New Feature to Let You Silence Incoming Calls from Unknown Numbers

WhatsApp Releases New Feature to Let You Silence Incoming Calls from Unknown Numbers

  • WhatsApp has introduced a new feature allowing users to silence incoming calls
  • The new feature is rolling out to users globally on Android and iOS as the platform introduces other changes
  • Mark Zuckerberg Meta CEO, announced the new feature on his Facebook page on Tuesday, June 20, 2023

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Amid prank calls and spam callers from unknown numbers on WhatsApp, Meta has introduced a new feature allowing users to automatically mute calls from numbers not on their contact list.

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed the new feature on his Facebook page on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, and said that the new feature gives users new privacy and control.

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Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announces new WhatsApp feature Credit: Meta
Source: Facebook

New feature wards off spam and prank calls

According to reports, the feature has been in beta testing for some time, and the stable version is now available for Android and iOS users.

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When enabled, the app silences calls from numbers not on users’ contact lists.

WhatsApp users should ensure they have the latest version of the app installed or update it via Google and Apple stores to enjoy the new feature.

Steps to enable the new feature

  • Open WhatsApp
  • Click on the menu in the top right corner
  • Go to settings
  • Click on Privacy
  • Select calls
  • Enable “Silence Unknown Callers”

Meta has been adding new features to WhatsApp almost weekly.

The company recently introduced WhatsApp channels in select markets, and WhatsApp also gained the ability to edit sent messages for up to 15 minutes.

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Meta disclosed this in a statement made available to Legit.ng on Tuesday, April 22, 2023.

According to the statement, the new feature aims to make it easier for users to switch between devices without constantly logging in and out of their accounts.

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