The genius trick to hang up on someone without seeming rude

omg 08/04/2021

Not everyone is a fan of getting unknown phone numbers (unless of course, it's us calling!)

But one woman's sneaky trick to hanging up without "hanging up" has been going viral online because it's so simple, yet so clever!

A social media influencer known as Woah Vicky was interviewed on a YouTube series when she received a phone call mid-conversation.

Answering the phone, she starts talking as if she's about to engage in conversation, but while doing so, her hands are switching her cellphone to Airplane Mode - which promptly disconnects the caller.

"I do this to people when I wanna hang up," she confesses, showing her phone screen.

By swapping her phone to airplane mode, the call is disconnected and a message is sent to the other person saying "call failed" instead of "call ended".

So it looks as if Vicky was cut off, not like she hung up on them, saying to the hosts: "I always do that. It will say reconnecting" - which of course, won't reconnect at all.

A sneaky trick, but brilliant!