Over recent years, WhatsApp has significantly emphasised user security while aiming to provide a superior service. Numerous updates released for the messaging app on Android and iOS have introduced new features that considerably enhance the privacy and security of user accounts.
Notably, Meta, the company behind WhatsApp, integrated a security tool that substantially benefits all users—the ability to hide the IP address during calls. This technology makes it virtually impossible for others to obtain your IP address when you are on a call, effectively acting as a local VPN.
You don’t need to download third-party apps to use this feature because it is already integrated into the WhatsApp application. If you want to activate this on your mobile device, follow the steps below.
How to Enable IP Protection on WhatsApp Calls
We recommend updating WhatsApp to the latest version before proceeding with the tutorial. After updating WhatsApp to the latest version, you should be able to conceal your IP via calls by following these steps:
- To access WhatsApp settings, first open the app on your mobile device.
- Then, tap the three vertical dots in the upper right corner of the screen to reveal a menu.
- From there, select “Settings” at the bottom of the list.
Follow the steps below to conceal your IP address during WhatsApp calls:
- Open the WhatsApp application and go to “Settings.”
- Navigate to the “Privacy” section.
- Scroll to the end of the page and select “Advanced.”
- To enable IP protection, toggle on the “Protect the IP address on calls” function.
Please note that when activating the IP protection feature on WhatsApp calls, the messaging app will notify you about a potential reduction in call quality. This occurs because the calls will be routed through WhatsApp’s servers, impacting overall performance. This trade-off between privacy and call quality is essential when using this feature.