WhatsApp introduces additional security measures to safeguard users’ IP addresses.


WhatsApp, the globally favored messaging application known for its user-friendly interface and robust privacy features, has recently enhanced its security measures. In addition to the existing feature that allows users to mute calls from unknown numbers, a new privacy setting has been introduced. This setting enables users to conceal their IP addresses during calls, contributing to a more secure communication environment. Meta, the parent company of WhatsApp, announced today the implementation of the “Protect IP address in calls” feature, further fortifying the security of WhatsApp calls. Presently, WhatsApp calls operate through either peer-to-peer connections or relayed via WhatsApp servers, with the choice based on optimizing call quality. Although peer-to-peer connections are favored for their faster data transfers and improved call quality, they do expose the IP addresses of both parties involved.

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