A concept is one of the best ways to share feedback about a new feature on WhatsApp beta for Android, iOS, and Desktop. Some days ago, we shared a concept about whitelisting contacts for privacy settings, and we would like to share our new concept with you today: the ability to configure privacy settings for WhatsApp calls!
|Name of the concept?
||Privacy settings – WhatsApp calls
||This feature is not available because this is a concept.
|I’ve installed this update but I don’t see this feature. Why?
||Unfortunately, this feature is a concept so it is not a real WhatsApp feature, but we hope to see it implemented in the future.
|How to join your community on WhatsApp?
||WhatsApp news of the week: undo delete for me and new verification option
After launching our community on WhatsApp, we understood that it is hard to not get unwanted messages and calls from unknown contacts: just think that we received several calls since we launched the community. Fortunately, since our WhatsApp account linked to the community is only used to send messages to the announcement group and it is immediately turned off, it is not a big issue for us. But what about those community admins that use the account on their main phone? This is exactly the reason why we decided to create a concept where we can manage who can call us on WhatsApp:
We imagined three options to configure who can call us on WhatsApp: Everyone, My Contacts, and “My Contacts Except…”. Probably, you might be wondering why we decided to exclude the option “Nobody”: we don’t want to completely limit WhatsApp calling. We also created an additional tool for businesses that would let them decide to limit incoming calls within their business hours: we think it would be really useful!
When the user limits who can call them on WhatsApp, an alert shows up and informs the caller that it is not possible to start the call due to privacy settings: in this case, the caller may send a “call request” that would bypass privacy settings for a certain amount of time after being accepted. But maybe this may seem complicated so we decided to not include this idea in our main concept.
As we said above, this is a concept, unfortunately, so it’s not a real WhatsApp feature planned to be developed for a future update of the app. Note that, since a concept is the best way to suggest new features for the future, we hope to see this feature implemented on WhatsApp later. If we have further details to share with you, there will be an additional article on this website in the future. We hope you like our concept!
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