WhatsApp has announced a feature that lets users automatically mute incoming calls if they’re from an unknown number.
The setting is available by going into WhatsApp’s settings, hitting “Privacy,” selecting “Calls,” and turning on the “Silence Unknown Callers” toggle.
The feature silences all signs of incoming calls from unknown numbers including both sound and visual alerts in the app.
Yet, silenced calls will still appear in users recent calls list with a “silenced unknown caller” note next to them.
In addition to the silencing feature, WhatsApp is also adding a new “Privacy Checkup” feature that’s designed to inform users about the privacy and security options WhatsApp offers, step-by-step.