In a significant move towards bolstering user privacy, WhatsApp has introduced the ‘Protect IP Address in Calls’ feature, enhancing the security of its calling services.
This feature shields a user’s IP address during WhatsApp calls, making it challenging for others to trace their location.
While initially available to select beta testers, it is expected to roll out to all users in the near future.
Reinforcing Privacy with Advanced Features
The newly introduced ‘Protect IP Address in Calls’ feature is found under a new ‘Advanced’ section within WhatsApp’s privacy settings.
By enabling this feature, users can add an extra layer of security to their calls, ensuring the confidentiality of their IP address and location.
It’s worth noting that, although this feature enhances privacy, there may be a minor impact on call quality.
Safeguard Against Unknown Callers
This privacy feature proves particularly valuable when engaging in WhatsApp calls with unfamiliar contacts.
It substantially reduces the risk of potential attempts to track a user’s location and IP address, assuring users that their privacy remains intact, even when conversing with unknown contacts.
Additional WhatsApp Updates
WhatsApp continues its commitment to user experience and security with a host of new features and improvements.
Previously, the app introduced the ability to silence unknown callers, providing added control over incoming calls.
Additionally, users can enjoy an updated interface with new colors and icons, enhancing visual appeal.
Moreover, WhatsApp has incorporated features such as creating and following channels, as well as organizing group chat events, creating an enriched and engaging experience for its users.