What Happens When You Hang Up on a WhatsApp Call?
When you make a call on WhatsApp and then hang up before the person you called can pick up the phone, you may be curious to know what the repercussions of your actions are. Specifically, you may be wondering whether the other person will receive a missed call notification or not. The short answer is no, they will not.
How does WhatsApp Work?
WhatsApp uses a “call-back” system when two people connect for a call. This means that the call will not actually begin unless and until the other person accepts the call. This means that the other person will never receive a missed call notification if you hang up before they can pick up. In fact, as far as they are concerned, you have not even called them in the first place.
What Then Are the Benefits of WhatsApp Calling?
WhatsApp’s call-back system is beneficial in a few different ways. Firstly, it helps to prevent phone lines from being tied up if people decide to hang up the call before their friend or family members accept it. Secondly, it ensures that your contacts don’t receive a call they never asked for. This is especially important if you’re calling someone who is in the “do not call” registry, as it effectively allows you to call without breaking the law. Finally, it gives you the added assurance of being able to hang up a call if you don’t want to talk to someone for whatever reason without fear that they will find out about the attempted call.
To summarise, if you call someone on WhatsApp and then hang up instantly, the other person will not receive a missed call notification. This is because WhatsApp works by using a “call-back” system which only allows calls to connect once the other person accepts the call. The benefit of this system is that it prevents phone lines from being unnecessarily tied up and prevents people from getting calls they never asked for.
3. Is there a way to prevent Whatsapp from sending a missed call notification after a caller hangs up?
Yes. You can opt out of the missed call notifications feature in the app’s settings. You can find this option in the ‘Notifications’ tab, under the ‘Calls’ section. Simply uncheck the box marked ‘Show notifications for missed calls’. Once your settings have been saved, WhatsApp will no longer send you missed call notifications.
1. How does Whatsapp determine the difference between someone hanging up and an actual incoming call?
WhatsApp determines the difference between someone hanging up and an actual incoming call by recognizing the incoming call event in the mobile operating system notifications. When the mobile operating system sends the notification about the incoming call, the WhatsApp app then identifies whether the event is a hang up or an actual call. This is done by checking the status of the call, whether it is still active or not. If the call is active, then it is an incoming call, otherwise, it is a hangup.
5. What other alternatives, besides a missed call notification, does Whatsapp offer for someone who hangs up without speaking?
WhatsApp offers an alternative to missed call notifications called “Voided Calls”. This feature allows users to quickly mark a call as voided, meaning the caller won’t be notified of the missed call. Additionally, WhatsApp also offers users the ability to set “Do Not Disturb” mode, which mutes notifications from all incoming calls, messages, and updates. Other alternatives include the ability to block a specific contact, or mute a conversation thread for a specified amount of time.