Today, we’re introducing a new privacy setting and invite system to help you decide who can add you to groups, WhatsApp groups continue to connect family, friends, classmates, and more. As people turn to groups for important conversations, users have asked for more control over their experience. Today, we’re introducing a new privacy setting and invite system to help you decide who can add you to groups.
The chat app is basically giving you more power in your hand in terms of who can you add you to WhatsApp groups. The move to introduce this new feature is understandable as WhatsApp’s group feature as annoying as much as it has been helpful. The chat app until now gave no control over who can add you to any WhatsApp group. Basically, anyone from your contact list could add you to any group. But this was all the story until today. From now on the picture changes as the chat app has added better controls in the app now.
You can enable these new permissions in the Settings section of the app, then go to “Account, Privacy, Groups. ” My Contacts means allowing the users you have in your contacts to add you to a group, whereas My Contacts Except for lets you choose particular users you’d prefer were unable to add you. There, you’ll find three options – Everyone, My Contacts, or My Contacts Except. and WhatsApp has also added in those cases, an admin who can’t add you to a group will be prompted to send a private invite through an individual chat, giving you the choice of joining the group.