I guess so many of us have been added to WhatsApp groups without our consent and that can be very annoying, especially when the group subject doesn’t add any meaningful ideas or solutions. While we’re waiting for the WhatsApp Dark Mode feature, the company wants to help us control how we’re being added to groups.
The new WhatsApp feature will let you block others from adding you to unnecessary Groups. Although WhatsApp already allows users to leave a group if they don’t want to be a participant anymore, however, this new feature will help tackle any future occurrence of being added to a group without your consent.
The new privacy feature dubbed “Groups” has been added in the privacy segment of the app and it gives you total control of how you can be added to groups.
How to Use WhatsApp Group Privacy Feature
To start using the new group privacy feature, go to Settings in your app
In settings, tap on Account > Privacy > Groups then select any of the group options: “Nobody,” “My Contacts,” or “Everyone.”
If you choose Nobody, this means you’ll have to approve joining every group to which you’re invited, and My Contacts means only users you have in your address book can add you to groups.
In any of the above choice selecting, anyone who wants to add you to add group will have to send an invitation through an individual chat, giving you the choice of joining the group. Also, you’ll have only three days to accept invites before it expires.
With this new feature, users will have more control over how they’re added to groups. The new privacy feature will be rolling out to some users starting today and will get to more users in the coming weeks.