WhatsApp Introduces New Privacy Feature to Protect IP Address in Calls

The messaging app WhatsApp, which is owned by Meta, is formally launching a new privacy feature dubbed “Protect IP Address in Calls” that hides users’ IP addresses from other parties by routing calls via its servers.

“WhatsApp cannot listen to your calls, even if they are relayed through WhatsApp servers, because calls are end-to-end encrypted,” the business stated in a statement obtained by The Hacker News.

The main goal is to safeguard the connection by using WhatsApp servers to make it more difficult for malicious parties to determine the location of the user during a call. Call quality will somewhat decline as a trade-off when the privacy option is enabled read more WhatsApp Introduces New Privacy Feature to Protect IP Address in Calls.

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