The latest version of WhatsApp for Android and iOS now supports hiding your IP address. The feature will hide your IP address from the other party on your call through WhatsApp servers and your real-world location. WhatsApp is also adding another new privacy feature which allows users to silence unknown callers. This feature will block even more sophisticated cyber-attacks on users’ data.
To enable the new Protect IP address in calls feature, you’ll need to go through the following steps inside the WhatsApp app:
- Tap Settings
- Go to Privacy
- Select Advanced
- Tap Protect IP address in calls
Keep in mind that the process of relaying your call through WhatsApp’s servers will come at the cost of reduced call quality.