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WhatsApp Now Allows Users To Silence Unknown Callers To Counter Scam Calls

by Low Boon ShenJune 21, 2023
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WhatsApp Now Allows Users To Silence Unknown Callers To Counter Scam Calls

WhatsApp Now Allows Users To Silence Unknown Callers To Counter Scam Calls

You certainly has received a scam call at some point in your life – perhaps even just yesterday. In any case, WhatsApp is not taking chances, making it now possible for users to suppress calls from unknown numbers. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the new feature, stating: “You can now automatically silence incoming calls from unknown contacts on WhatsApp for even more privacy and control.”

The official feature name is designated as “Silence Unknown Callers”, which is what it does – any calls originating from unknown contacts will not ring the phone, but it will be logged in the recent history in case the number is originated from a genuine source. Those contacting unknown numbers perhaps will have to inform the recipient by text as well, in case the call didn’t go through (this feature will function as an optional toggle for those who prefer enhanced protection).

To get the message across, WhatsApp is also implementing a new section named Privacy Checkup to get everyone up to speed on their account’s privacy conditions. This step-by-step guide will get users through the basics and the important bits to keep their account safe – think of it as a health checkup for your digitalized self. Simply select “Start Checkup” and the app will guide users through the process.

Pokdepinion: That should do a lot in making sure scam calls don’t go through, given how bad of a situation we’re facing right now. 

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