According to credible reports, WhatsApp is working to introduce a new API to let the users know about the missed calls.
As it stands, this feature will first be made available to Business users on iOS, and if the run works out well, it will be made available to all users across all devices. The missed call alert will work if the user of the Business account has activated the do not disturb feature.
This new feature was first spotted by the platform tracker, WABetaInfo. “WhatsApp is now rolling out a new feature that helps users understand why they missed calls: the support to detect when the do not disturb mode is enabled on WhatsApp beta for iOS,” wrote WABetaInfo. If you do not see that the call has been silenced by the do not disturb mode, maybe you are on a non-compatible iOS version or the feature is not available for your account, they added.
The platform wrote, “When you receive a WhatsApp call and your notifications are turned off because the do not disturb mode is enabled, there will be a new label available right within the call history: it will indicate that you missed the call since it has been silenced by the do not disturb mode. This information is not shared with WhatsApp or who is calling you, so it is only saved in the local database of the app. In addition, you should know that it is needed to use WhatsApp on at least iOS 15 since this is an iOS 15 API.”