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WhatsApp is Considering a Feature to Silence Calls from Unknown Numbers

WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging app, is reportedly considering a new feature that would allow users to silence calls from unknown numbers. This feature is designed to reduce unwanted calls from spammers and telemarketers who often target users with unsolicited calls.

According to sources familiar with the matter, the new feature would allow WhatsApp users to set their preferences for incoming calls. Users would be able to choose to only receive calls from contacts on their phonebook, or they can opt to receive calls from people who are not on their contacts list, but whom they have interacted with before. Additionally, users would be able to block calls from unknown numbers altogether.

This move comes as WhatsApp aims to improve the user experience on its platform. The company has been facing increased competition from other messaging apps such as Telegram and Signal, which have gained popularity due to their emphasis on privacy and security.

It is not yet clear when this feature will be rolled out to users. WhatsApp has not made an official statement on the matter. However, sources say that the feature is currently in the testing phase and may be released to the public in the near future.

Many WhatsApp users have expressed their support for the new feature, stating that they are often bombarded with spam calls and would appreciate the ability to filter out calls from unknown numbers. Others have expressed concern that the feature may lead to missed calls from potential business contacts or important calls from people who are not in their contact list.

As of now, it remains to be seen how effective this new feature will be in reducing spam calls and improving the overall user experience on WhatsApp. However, it is clear that the company is taking steps to address the concerns of its users and maintain its position as one of the top messaging apps in the world.

Jonathan James
Jonathan James
I serve as a Senior Executive Journalist of The National Era
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