Privacy has always been at the forefront of WhatsApp's mission, and with each update, the platform continues to prioritize safeguarding user data. The introduction of end-to-end encryption laid the foundation for secure communication, and since then, WhatsApp has consistently added layers of privacy features. From Chat Lock and Disappearing Messages to screenshot blocking for View Once, WhatsApp has strived to provide users with comprehensive privacy options. In the latest update, WhatsApp unveils two new features: Silence Unknown Callers and Privacy Checkup, further solidifying its commitment to user privacy
Silence Unknown Callers: Empowering Users with Enhanced Call Privacy
One of the newest additions to WhatsApp's arsenal of privacy features is 'Silence Unknown Callers.' This innovative tool aims to grant users more control over their incoming calls, ensuring that their communication experience remains secure and uninterrupted. Here's how it works:
Silence Unknown Callers automatically sifts through incoming calls, distinguishing between trusted contacts and unknown numbers. This means that calls from unfamiliar sources, as well as potential spam or scams, will not disturb you.
By silencing these unknown callers, WhatsApp provides an additional layer of defense against unsolicited or potentially malicious calls. This feature significantly reduces the chances of falling victim to scams or unwanted solicitations.
Although silenced calls will not ring on your phone, they will be logged in your Call list. This ensures that you have a record of all incoming calls, giving you the opportunity to review them at your convenience. If an important call was mistakenly silenced, you can easily identify it.
As a matter of fact, WhatsApp introduced a Privacy Checkup to help make sure everyone knows about the options of protection on WhatsApp. This step-by-step feature guides you through important privacy settings to help you choose the right level of protection, all in one place. Selecting ‘Start checkup’ in your Privacy settings will navigate you through multiple privacy layers that strengthen the security of your messages, calls, and personal information.
Whatapp seems focused on protecting our privacy despite its need to go commercial however we can only continue to hope the seem in the future because we have seen big Tech companies promise something and do the absolute opposite.