Last year the instant messaging platform introduced the communities feature to enable like-minded people to engage in intellectual talk with each other. With the arrival of this feature, WhatsApp has become one of the best communication apps around the globe. But this feature also backfired in a most common manner. This has created an opening for strangers to spam call others. Users are receiving messages and calls from people they barely know. “While the service already lets you report and block spammers, there’s currently no way to silence calls from unknown numbers. If you’re looking to get rid of incessant, unwanted calls from complete strangers, you’ll be relieved to hear that WhatsApp is working on a way to mute unknown callers,” mentioned by android police.
New WhatsApp Toggle to Avoid Spam Calls
This unannounced facility is first observed by WABetaInfo, a research portal that tracks WhatsApp’s development. They had also spotted the previous feature which was later named Newsletter, which was released to simplify group communication. So, as per the portal, “ the newsletter feature will have a disadvantage in that it will always display the creator’s phone number publicly, allowing any WhatsApp Community member to contact you even without your consent. The new mute toggle — surfaced from, but not plainly visible in a recent Android beta — will supposedly be.”
“Spam has been WhatsApp’s bane for a long time, and it takes many forms, including ads masquerading as useful services. Earlier this year, the service was spotted testing a quick way to block spam messages. While WhatsApp has a feature for addressing spam messages and calls that have already reached you, avoiding them has proven difficult,” mentioned the portal.
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“The mute toggle is apparently under development for the time being and is seen as a viable solution to WhatsApp’s spam problems. Unfortunately, it is unknown when the Meta-owned messaging platform will make it available to everyone. It will presumably need to go through some degree of public beta testing beforehand.”