WhatsApp provides you with the feature to make voice and video calls. Most users like this feature as it allows you to make audio or video calls over the internet. This is good if you wish to save your phone bills.
But sometimes you get irritated if your friend or unknown person calls you again and again. You don’t want to block that person but only want to disable the WhatsApp voice or video call. If so, then read this guide. Here we will teach you how to disable WhatsApp voice or video calls on Android.
Let us first look at a real user’s practical scenario.
Practical Scenario: A User Want To Disable WhatsApp Video Call On Android
Please I want to know how I can disable my whatsapp video call . But voice call will be enable..
Source: Android Central Forums
Like the above practical scenario, there are many users who want to know how to disable voice or video calls on WhatsApp. If you are also one of those, who want to know the solutions to disable WhatsApp calls on Android then simply follow the below solutions to do this.
How To Disable WhatsApp Voice Or Video Call On Android
As I have said that WhatsApp doesn’t provide a built-in feature to disable audio and video calls. Therefore, here we will use an old version of the app that doesn’t allow VolP calling, or other third-party apps and for a temporary solution, you can use mute voice calls. So, let’s look at all these ways to turn off WhatsApp voice/video calls one by one.
Solution 1: Install The Older Version Of WhatsApp
The VolP calling is a new feature, hence it is not available in an older version. So, you can download and install an older version of the app, as voice or video call is not supported on an older version and hence no one can call you via WhatsApp (voice or video). This solution will only work until your phone and WhatsApp supports the older version.
Before you remove the current/newer version of the app, you must back up your chats so that you can restore them later.
Here, follow the steps to do the same:
Step 1: On your Android phone, open the WhatsApp app.
Step 2: Then tap on 3 vertical dots to go to its Settings.
Step 3: To back up your chats, you need to tap on “Chats” option and then hit on “Chat Backup”.
Step 4: After this, tap on “BACK UP” button.
Step 5: Now, download and install the older version (2.12.4 or older) from here.
Step 6: Next, you need to input your phone number.
Step 7: Choose Restore to restore all your chat history.
Solution 2: Use Third-Party Apps
There are some third-party apps that you can use to avoid voice or video calls on WhatsApp. Here I have discussed two apps.
GBWhatsApp is a modified version of WhatsApp that allows the option to disable video or voice calls. It also provides other features like deleting sent messages, viewing deleted messages, changing the fonts and layouts, etc.
Again you need to back up your chats before you move to GBWhatsApp.
Once you have created the backup of chat history, follow the below steps to install GBWhatsApp and use it to prevent call.
Step 1: Firstly, download and install GBWhatsApp. Make sure installing app from unknown sources are allowed on your phone.
Step 2: Afterwards, you need to use the built-in feature to restore the backed-up WhatsApp chat history.
Step 3: Next, tap on 3 dots and then select Settings option.
Step 4: Then go to GB Settings > Other MODS. Here you can view the option “Disable voice calls”, just turn on this option.
That’s It! All your incoming audio calls get disabled.
#2: Disable WhatsApp Calls
You can also use Disable WhatsApp Calls app to turn off voice call on WhatsApp.
Here, follow the steps to use it to turn off voice call:
Step 1: At first, download and install Disable WhatsApp Calls app.
Step 2: Once it gets downloaded, go to the Service and tick Disable WhatsApp calls.
Step 3: Choose the type, here Mobile.
Step 4: After this, tick the options (shown in the below image) depending on your choice.
Step 5: If you want to make voice call but don’t want the incoming calls then go down to the outgoing calls section and check the box.
Step 6: You also have the option to forward your WhatsApp calls to another number.
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Solution 3: How To Disable WhatsApp Video Call On Android?
If you want to only disable video call on WhatsApp and not the voice call then you can follow the below steps to do the same.
Step 1: For Android 6.0 and above, run the Settings app.
Step 2: In the search section, enter Permissions.
Step 3: Next, choose “App Permissions”. Again choose “App Permissions” (you may not need to select this again).
Step 4: Tap on Camera, select WhatsApp and turn off it.
Once you do this, you can’t open camera in WhatsApp (if you wish to click an image in a specific chat then it will not work). You need to first take the photo using your phone’s camera app and then find it using the WhatsApp gallery or phone’s gallery to share images.
Note: For Android devices running on 6.0 does not have any method to disable video call on WhatsApp.
Solution 4: Temporarily Mute WhatsApp (Video/Voice) Call
You can temporarily silence the WhatsApp video and audio calls. This option is available in the app’s in-built function.
Below, learn how to mute videos or voice call on:
Step 1: Launch the WhatsApp application on your Android device.
Step 2: Then, tap on three vertical dots to go to its Settings.
Step 3: Next, tap on “Notifications”. Scroll down and tap on Ringtone and choose “None”.
Step 4: Lastly, tap “Vibrate” and select off option.
You can use the same steps to mute all incoming audio calls.
Related Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
So, this guide is all about how to disable WhatsApp videos or voice call on Android. I hope the methods that I have mentioned above would help you. And now, you will not get any incoming calls without blocking the person on WhatsApp.
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Max Field is a founder of Recover Android Data. He is an Android lover and loves to write tips, tricks, fixes for errors, data recovery solutions and more related to Android. He has 9+ years of experience in this field.