Whatsapp -Protect IP address in calls
WhatsApp is rolling out a new Privacy option – ‘Protect IP address in calls’ feature on Android & iOS beta. The new privacy feature to protect the IP address in calls is already available to some beta testers who install the latest version of WhatsApp beta for Android and iOS and it will be rolling out to more users over the coming days.
How it works?
The IP address protection option in searches adds an extra layer of security to searches by protecting users’ IP addresses and locations from malicious actors. The new option can be accessed from the advanced section on the privacy settings screen. When the option is turned on, the IP address of the people in the call will be securely transferred through WhatsApp servers and their location will be protected. However, call quality will be slightly affected due to the encryption and routing of the connection.
This feature will make it difficult to track your private information when you have a WhatsApp conversation with unknown people. The new privacy feature to protect the IP address in calls was made available to some beta testers who installed the WhatsApp beta version from the Google Play Store for Android and the TestFlight application for iOS.
As Wabetainfo in its blog post announed that,
“We believe this feature is highly beneficial against any potential attempts to track your location and IP address, especially when you’re in a WhatsApp call with unknown contacts, as it makes it much harder for anyone to track private information. Despite the possibility of a slight reduction in call quality, this additional security layer guarantees the preservation of your privacy, even when communicating with unknown contacts you’re not very familiar with.”
Futher added that – The new privacy feature to protect the IP address in calls is available to some beta testers who install the latest version of WhatsApp beta for Android from the Google Play Store and WhatsApp beta for iOS from the TestFlight app, and it is rolling out to more users over the coming days.