Ability To Block Others From Adding You To Any WhatsApp Groups Is Now Available
Announced 3 months ago, the feature is now available for some people. If you are yet to get the latest version, please do update your WhatsApp and check if it has been rolled to you.
This is long overdue and the update is just timely because lots of people have been added to irrelevant WhatsApp groups without their consent.
Weâ€™ve been seeing lot of updates lately from the popular instant messenger, and while we are still waiting for the rollout ofÂ dark mode, here is the latest update that gives you total control of who can add you to groups.
The company has introduced a new privacy setting and invites system to help you decide who can add you to groups.
How to Enable It
To enable it, go toÂ SettingsÂ in your app, tapÂ AccountÂ >Â PrivacyÂ >Â GroupsÂ and select one of three options: â€œNobody,â€ â€œMy Contacts,â€ or â€œEveryone.â€
NobodyÂ means youâ€™ll have to approve joining every group to which youâ€™re invited, and
My ContactsÂ means only users you have in your address book can add you to groups.
In those cases, the person inviting you to a group will be prompted to send a private invite through an individual chat, giving you the choice of joining the group. Youâ€™ll have three days to accept the invite before it expires.
With these new features, users will have more control over the group messages they receive.
These new privacy settings will begin rolling out to some users starting today and will be available worldwide in the coming weeks to those using the latest version of WhatsApp.