WhatsApp introduces two new privacy features, Silence Unknown Callers and Privacy Checkup, to enhance user protection. Silence Unknown Callers automatically filters out spam and unknown calls, while Privacy Checkup guides users through important privacy settings for increased security.
KUALA LUMPUR, 20 June 2023 – WhatsApp, the leading messaging platform committed to privacy, announces the launch of two new features aimed at enhancing user privacy and control. Silence Unknown Callers helps users screen out spam and unknown calls, while Privacy Checkup guides users through important privacy settings to ensure the right level of protection.
Privacy and security have always been fundamental to WhatsApp’s mission, and the company continues to innovate to provide users with a safe and secure communication experience. With the introduction of Silence Unknown Callers and Privacy Checkup, users gain additional tools to safeguard their personal information and control their incoming calls.
Silence Unknown Callers automatically filters spam, scams, and calls from unknown individuals, ensuring that users’ phones do not ring for such calls. However, these calls are still visible in the Call list, allowing users to identify any important calls that might have been missed.
Privacy Checkup offers a step-by-step feature that guides users through key privacy settings, enabling them to select the appropriate level of protection for their messages, calls, and personal information. By initiating the Privacy Checkup in their settings, users can navigate through various privacy layers, strengthening the security of their communication.
WhatsApp understands the significance of securing private conversations and providing a safe space for users to connect with their friends and loved ones. To promote this message globally, WhatsApp encourages users to reach out securely through private messages, ensuring a trusted and confidential environment for sharing.
These new features demonstrate WhatsApp’s ongoing commitment to prioritizing user privacy and security, empowering users with comprehensive tools to protect their communication on the platform.