3 ways to disable Whatsapp calls

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WhatsApp is a widely used application that allows users to send messages, multimedia content, videos and even make calls over the internet. This means that if you connect to your WIFI or mobile data, you can easily make free WhatsApp calls to your WhatsApp contacts.


The application is really great if you want to save on your mobile bills and make free WhatsApp calls. Previously WhatsApp had a normal calling feature that allowed users to call contacts directly from WhatsApp.



However, when WhatsApp introduced the VoIP calling feature, it removed the normal calling feature. You may want to learn how to disable WhatsApp calling. Therefore, in this article, we will show you how to easily disable WhatsApp voice calls.

How to disable Whatsapp calls?

The main reason for disabling WhatsApp calling is that you may have a lot of contacts on WhatsApp and you may receive a lot of calls. Therefore, you may want to block some of these calls. However, WhatsApp does not provide any functionality to block voice calls. 


3 ways to Disable WhatsApp calls

Here are some methods you can use for disable voice calls on WhatsApp:

Method 1: download the old one version of  WhatsApp 

In this method, you can download the old version of WhatsApp as the previous versions did not have a feature of calling WhatsApp VoIP. However, make sure to backup all WhatsApp chats before uninstalling the latest version from your phone.

  1. apri WhatsApp on your phone. 
  2. Vai everyone Settings.
  3. To touch Chat settings,  then tap Backup chat.
  4. To touch " BACKUP ”To start the chat backup.
  5. Once you've backed up your chats, you can uninstall the current WhatsApp and download the old version of WhatsApp from here.
  6. Install the old version on your phone and enter your number.
  7. Make sure you touch " Restore ”To restore all chats, media, videos on WhatsApp.
  8. Finally, WhatsApp calls will be disabled.

Method 2: use third party apps

You can use third party applications if you want to disable WhatsApp calling. You can use theGBWhatsApp application, which is a modified version of official WhatsApp that provides hundreds of features you don't get with official WhatsApp. 




You can use GBWhatsApp instead of official WhatsApp when you get features to hide blue check marks, change themes and fonts, delete sent messages, and best of all, you can easily disable voice calls on GBwhatsApp. 

  1. The first step is to backup all WhatsApp chats so that you can quickly restore them to the GBWhatsApp application. To backup, open WhatsApp and go to Settings> Chats> Chat Backup, then tap the button Backup to start backing up all your chats to Google Drive.
  2. Now download GBWhatsApp. However, if you can't install the app on your phone, you need to allow it to install from Unknown origin on the phone. For this, go on Settings> Security> Unknown sources.
  3. After installation, complete the registration process e restore backup to restore all chats, media and other files.
  4. Vai everyone Settings in the GBWhatsApp application by tapping three vertical points in the upper right corner of the screen to access the Settings.
  5. Touch the GB settings. Now choose the option " Other MODS ”In the GB settings.
  6. Scroll down and select the option " Turn off voice calls ". This will disable all voice and video calls from WhatsApp.

Finally, you will no longer receive WhatsApp calls, GBWhatsApp will limit all incoming voice or video calls on WhatsApp.

Method 3: mute WhatsApp calls 

Since WhatsApp does not have a built-in feature to disable WhatsApp calls, you can always mute your voice or incoming WhatsApp video calls. Follow the steps below to mute WhatsApp calls: 



  1. apri WhatsApp on your phone.
  2. To touch three vertical points in the upper right corner to access the Settings.
  3. Now tap on the section Notifications. Then, scroll down, then tap Ringtone and choose "Nobody".
  4. Finally, you can tap Vibration e deactivate it.

This way, you can turn off all WhatsApp voice calls. This method will not disable WhatsApp calls, but it will disable all incoming WhatsApp calls.



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • How do I disable WhatsApp calls? You can easily disable WhatsApp calls by downloading the GBWhatsApp application or by downloading the previous version of the official WhatsApp. You can easily follow the methods we have mentioned in this guide.
  • How do I turn off WhatsApp calls on an Android phone? If you want to turn off your WhatsApp calls on your Android phone; then you can turn off notifications for all incoming WhatsApp calls. For that, go to WhatsApp settings> notifications to turn off notification sounds. 
  • How can I stop WhatsApp calls without blocking them? You can turn off notifications for incoming calls for individual contacts on your phone. For this, open the conversation with your contact on WhatsApp and tap on the contact's name. Go to custom notifications and turn off notifications for that specific contact.
  • How can they disable WhatsApp calls? You can do this by installing an application called “Disable Whatsapp Calls“ from Apk Pure.

Further Reading:

  • How to make WhatsApp calls using the Google Assistant
  • How to forward calls on Huawei and Honor devices
  • How to make WhatsApp phone calls
  • How to hide the WhatsApp profile photo from a contact without blocking it
  • How to prevent anyone from adding you to a WhatsApp group
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