If you’re an avid WhatsApp user, chances are you’ve encountered your fair share of unsolicited calls and text messages flooding your WhatsApp inbox. You’ll be delighted to know that the popular messaging platform has recently rolled out a new feature aimed at reducing the influx of spam messages. However, locating this setting might not be immediately apparent to all users.
Deep within the WhatsApp settings menu lies a hidden gem known as “Silence Unknown Callers.” This feature, as its name suggests, bestows upon you the power to shield your precious device from the incessant buzzing and ringing caused by incoming calls from unfamiliar numbers via the app’s Wi-Fi calling functionality. Upon receiving an incoming call, users will be promptly notified through a notification displayed on the calls page. However, it is worth noting that the phone itself will not emit an audible ringtone.
This particular feature, upon our thorough testing, reveals that it does not possess the capability to prevent unidentified individuals from sending you messages on the widely-used messaging platform, WhatsApp. Nonetheless, this feature proves to be quite handy when it comes to thwarting unsolicited calls from spammers via WhatsApp.
Steps to Block Spam Calls on WhatsApp
- Go on the App and click on the three dots on the right side of your screen.
- select “Settings” and click on “Privacy”.
- Select “Calls” and enable the toggle for “Silence Unknown Calls”.