WhatsApp has rolled out a new privacy feature to users in its beta program. WhatsApp will now protect the user’s IP address in calls.
WhatsApp already has security measures in place to protect messages, such as end-to-end encryption. A new privacy feature will soon be added to make calls more secure.WhatsApp offers an option to mute calls from unknown numbers, but these contacts are visible in the Calls tab and notifications. It seems that WhatsApp wants to add new features to calls to offer a better privacy and security experience. WhatsApp Android beta 126.96.36.199 shows an option to protect IP address.
Will affect call quality
The new option, accessible from Settings – Privacy – WhatsApp Calls, provides an extra layer of security for calls. WhatsApp will securely transfer calls over its own servers during a call, making it harder for the caller to find your location. However, WhatsApp notes that call quality may slightly decrease when this option is enabled.
With this feature, WhatsApp aims to provide an extra layer of protection against potential attempts to track physical location based on call data. As a result, users will be able to make safer calls and ensure that location information is effectively protected. IP address protection for calls is currently under development.