Sun. Nov 17th, 2019

WhatsApp’s new update let’s you choose which contacts can add you to groups.

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WhatsApp has launched a new setting that lets you specify which people in your contact list can add you to groups on the messaging application.

This is a revised version of a feature they rolled out earlier this year, In the previous version, you could choose to allow anyone at all to add you to groups, or all your contacts, or no one at all.

The new version lets you pick certain people who can add you to groups, that avoids people whom you don’t know well adding you to random groups, this feature is only available if you update your current WhatsApp version to the latest version.

Here’s how it works:

  • Open WhatsApp on your phone, and go to Settings > Accounts > Privacy > Groups.
  • Select “My contacts except for…” option.
  • Add contacts whose groups you’re okay to join, to the list.

WhatsApp is a very popular messaging app in most countries now and it is common for people to add you to groups without your permission.

While an earlier version of these settings prevented strangers from adding you to random groups, it’s quite possible you don’t know all the people in your contact list very well and don’t want to join all their groups.

This is a pretty good feature that ensures you don’t have to be in irrelevant groups you have no interest in.

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