How to disable calls in WhatsApp

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Although it is possible to mute calls on WhatsApp, this option is not easy to find in the app unless you make some changes.

Many users choose to block specific people to prevent their calls from going through. However, if you want to mute incoming WhatsApp calls without blocking anyone, that is also an option. Read on to learn how to mute different types of calls on WhatsApp.

How to turn off voice calls in WhatsApp

If you want to disable WhatsApp voice calls, you have several options.



Use an older version of WhatsApp

Downloading an older version of WhatsApp will make it impossible to use the VoIP calling feature as it was not available on earlier versions. However, before deleting the current version of WhatsApp from your phone, make sure you have backed up all your communications.

  1. Launch WhatsApp on your smartphone.
  2. Access the "Settings" menu.
  3. To back up your chat history, go to "Chat Settings" and select "Chat Backup".
  4. Press the “BACKUP” button.
  5. Download the previous version of WhatsApp (2.12.4 or older) from this page once you have backed up your conversations.
  6. Enter your phone number.
  7. Select "Restore" to restore all WhatsApp conversations, media and videos.

Third-party applications

WhatsApp calls can be disabled with third-party software. A modified version of WhatsApp called GBWhatsApp has many additional features not available in the original version, such as disabling voice and video calls. GBWhatsApp also has standard WhatsApp features that allow you to hide blue ticks, change layouts and fonts as well as delete sent messages.



  1. To use the GBWhatsApp application, you must first backup all your WhatsApp chats.
  2. Download GBWhatsApp. Make sure that Unknown Sources are allowed on your phone so that the app can be installed properly.
  3. Restore your chats, media, and other data from backup after installation is complete.
  4. In the GBWhatsApp application, tap on the three vertical dots in the upper right corner of the screen to access the "Settings" section.
  5. Go to GB settings and select "Other MODS".
  6. Select "Turn off voice calls".

GBWhatsApp will then block all incoming voice calls.

Disable voice calls

If you don't want to mute WhatsApp calls completely, you can always mute the sound or video using the app's built-in feature. WhatsApp calls can be muted by following these steps:

  1. Open WhatsApp.
  2. To access the settings, click on the three vertical dots in the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Select “Notifications” from the “Notifications” menu. Scroll down and select "None".
  4. Finally, you can press the "Vibrate" button and turn it off.

You will be able to mute all incoming voice calls on WhatsApp using this method.

How to Disable Conference Calls in WhatsApp

Unfortunately, there is no way to disable specific conference calls. All you can do is turn off audio and video calls completely. You can use any of the methods mentioned earlier.


Use an older version of WhatsApp

  1. Open WhatsApp on your phone.
  2. Go to the "Settings" menu.
  3. Select "Chat Settings" and select "Chat Backup" to back up your chat history.
  4. Choose the “BACKUP” option.
  5. Once you have backed up your chats using current WhatsApp, you can download the previous version from this link.
  6. Type your phone number.
  7. Select "Restore" to recover all your WhatsApp chats, media and videos.

Third-party applications

  1. Backup all your WhatsApp conversations.
  2. Install GBWhatsApp. Make sure that Unknown Sources are allowed on your phone so that the app can be installed properly.
  3. Once the installation is complete, restore your chats, media, and other data from the backup.
  4. To access the "Settings" area of ​​the GBWhatsApp app, tap the three vertical dots in the upper right corner of the screen.
  5. Go to GB settings and click on “Other MODS”.
  6. Choose “Turn off voice calls”.

How to Disable Video Calls in WhatsApp

Disabling video calls on WhatsApp is quite simple. To do this, you can use two of the methods described earlier.



Install older versions of WhatsApp

  1. Open WhatsApp
  2. Go to the “Settings” section of the app.
  3. Open "Chat Settings" and select "Chat Backup" to save your chats.
  4. Select "BACKUP".
  5. Once you have backed up your chats using the current version of WhatsApp, you can download the previous version from this link.
  6. Enter your phone number.
  7. To recover all WhatsApp chats, media and videos, tap "Restore".

Third-party applications

  1. Before using the GBWhatsApp software, you should backup all your WhatsApp conversations first.
  2. Install GBWhatsApp. Make sure that Unknown Sources are allowed on your phone so that the app can be installed properly.
  3. Once the installation is complete, restore your chats, media, and other data from the backup.
  4. To access the "Settings" of the GBWhatsApp application, tap on the three vertical dots in the upper right corner of the screen.
  5. Go to GB settings and click on “Other MODS”.
  6. Choose “Turn off voice calls”.

If you are an Android user, another option is to install Disable WhatsApp Call APK. After downloading the Disable WhatsApp Call APK app, you can simply enable the “Service” option.


Then you can go to settings and enable WhatsApp call option and then select video calls as per your requirement. Afterwards, if someone wants to video chat with you via WhatsApp, that video call will be instantly ended and converted to a normal call.

Have control over your calls

Your phone will no longer vibrate when you receive a WhatsApp voice or video call. This preference will remain active until you manually return it to the original settings.

In early 2022, WhatsApp introduced a new privacy policy that raised questions about the reliability of this app. Users continue to receive WhatsApp calls from unknown individuals despite the company's updated privacy policy. The techniques described above can be used to prevent calls from unknown numbers.

Has an unknown number ever called you on WhatsApp? Have you ever tried any of these methods? Do you know any other way to turn off WhatsApp calls? Let us know in the comment section below!

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