WhatsApp has introduced a new feature that allows users to hide their IP addresses during calls. This update ensures that the user’s real-world location remains concealed from the other party involved in the call.
The feature operates through WhatsApp servers, which act as intermediaries, thereby preventing the direct exposure of the user’s IP address. This development is seen as a step in protecting user data against potential cyber-attacks.
Alongside this, WhatsApp has also introduced another privacy feature that enables users to mute calls from unknown numbers. This feature provides an additional layer of protection against unsolicited calls and potential threats to user data.
How to Hide IP Address During WhatsApp Calls
To activate the “Protect IP address in calls” feature, users need to follow these steps:
- Open WhatsApp and tap on ‘Settings’
- Navigate to ‘Privacy’
- Select ‘Advanced’
- Tap on ‘Protect IP address in calls’
However, it is important to note that opting for the call relay through WhatsApp’s servers may decrease call quality. This is due to the additional call routing through the servers, which could potentially affect the overall call experience.
This update was officially announced on November 9th, 2023, and is part of WhatsApp’s ongoing efforts to enhance user privacy and security. As one of the most widely used messaging apps globally, these updates are crucial in ensuring the safety and privacy of millions of users worldwide.