Soumya Prakash Pradhan

WhatsApp has introduced a new privacy feature called "IP Protect," designed to enhance your security during calls.

This feature conceals your IP address from other participants in a WhatsApp call by routing your calls through WhatsApp servers instead of directly between your devices.

This makes it tougher for others to track your location. Although currently available to a limited number of users, it will soon be accessible to everyone.

The IP Protect feature brings several benefits. It safeguards your privacy by hiding your IP address from others in a WhatsApp call, making it challenging for them to track your location.

To enable this feature here are step by step guide:

  1. Open the WhatsApp application
  2. Navigate to settings
  3. Click on privacy
  4. Go to advanced settings
  5. Toggle on the "Protect IP address in call" switch

Once activated, your IP address will be hidden from those you call on WhatsApp.

Meanwhile, WhatsApp is also planning to introduce more features, such as the ability to search messages by date.

This upcoming feature will allow users to search for messages based on specific dates, making it easier to navigate message history with precision.

In a future update, a new calendar button will be added to the search bar in your conversations, as per reports.

This calendar button simplifies the process of selecting a specific date for searching messages shared on that day.

This improvement ensures a consistent experience for Android users, aligning them with their iOS and WhatsApp Web counterparts.

The feature, to search messages by date, is currently under development and will be included in a future update of the app, according to the WABetaInfo report.