How to Turn “Protect IP address in calls” On or Off in WhatsApp

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This summary seeks to highlight how to use the “Protect IP address in calls” feature on the mobile version of WhatsApp. This feature secures users’ locations by routing calls through WhatsApp’s secure servers, hiding their IP addresses. It can be turned on or off from the app’s privacy settings found under the ‘Advanced’ tile.

This article explains how to turn “Protect IP address in calls” on or off in WhatsApp on mobile devices.

WhatsApp is a popular cross-platform messaging app that allows users to send text and voice messages, make voice and video calls, share files, and more.

One can configure many settings with the WhatsApp app in Windows, including starting the WhatsApp app at loginturning read receipts on or offturning notifications on or offturning automatic downloads on or offclearing and deleting chats, and more.

On mobile devices, you can turn the fingerprint lock feature on or offturn disappearing messages on or offturn last seen and online status on or offsilence unknown callersadd or remove people from blocked contactschange who can add you to groupsturn conversation tones on or offturn Send is enter on or offturn ringtone on or offturn high priority notifications on or offchange who can see your updatesturn reaction notifications on or offturn use less data for calls on or offturn two-step verification on or off, turn security notifications on or off, and more, which are unavailable on the desktop.

WhatsApp mobile version also lets you turn “Protect IP address in calls” on or off to make it harder for people to infer your location by securely relaying your calls through WhatsApp’s secure servers.

Turning this feature on hides your internet protocol (IP) address when you make and receive calls through the app. This helps protect your location and identity from being inferred by others. However, if you turn this feature off, your IP address will be visible to the person you call or receive a call from.

Turn “Protect IP address in calls” on or off in WhatsApp

As mentioned above, users can turn on a security feature in WhatsApp to make it harder for others to infer their location by routing their calls through WhatsApp’s secure servers.

Here’s how to do it.

First, open and launch the WhatsApp app on your mobile device.

Turn Last seen and online status on or off in WhatsApp

When the app opens, click the Settings and More button (vertical dots) at the top right corner.

Then click Settings on the context menu.

WhatsApp settings and more button

On the Settings screen, select Privacy to expand it.

WhatsApp protect IP address in calls

Next, select the “Advanced” tile on the Privacy settings page to open it.

WhatsApp advanced tile

On the Advanced settings page, toggle the switch button for “Protect IP address in calls” to the On position to enable this feature.

To disable it, toggle the switch button to the Off position.

That should do it!


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