“Unknown number mute was designed to provide you with more privacy and give you more control over your incoming calls. It allows you to automatically filter spam, scams and calls from unknown numbers for even more protection,” they explained in an article devoted to the presentation of these new features.
According to the same source, the calls will be displayed in the call list so that each user can check them in case it is an important call. However, these calls will not ring the phone.
WhatsApp has also rolled out a second feature which is about privacy verification. This is a guide that introduces important privacy settings in order to properly protect yourself.
Both features are now available on the messaging app.