WhatsApp can now hide your IP address during calls

The call can be redirected through the company’s servers. But call quality may suffer

The messenger has a new feature that allows you to hide your IP address when making calls through the application. Typically, when making calls on WhatsApp (as well as other similar instant messengers), a direct peer-to-peer connection is established between the two users, which ensures optimal voice quality. But connected devices must provide each other with their IP addresses, which violates privacy.

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WhatsApp can now hide your IP address during calls

A WhatsApp call can now be routed through the app’s own servers to hide the user’s IP address and location. At the same time, calls, as usual, will remain protected by end-to-end encryption, which means that outsiders, including the WhatsApp development team, will not be able to eavesdrop on them. However, the creators of the application admit that activating this function may degrade the quality of communication.

In order to hide your IP address during WhatsApp calls, you need to update the application to the latest version and set the corresponding switch in the “Privacy” section in Settings. Group calls on WhatsApp are automatically forwarded to the company’s servers by default, so there is no need to enable this setting.

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