WhatsApp adds new feature to block people from adding you to groups without permission
Finally, we now have a way to keep our conversations less insane, how to block people from adding you to Whatsapp groups without your permission.
Yeah, those pesky crowded conversations we get added into for various reasons have taken a new turn and WhatsApp has rolled out an update that fixes all that and I’m pretty impressed.
Don’t you just hate when you wake up and discover you just got added to one useless group?
Before now, anyone with your phone number could simply add you to a group chat without your permission, and the only option you have was to leave the group chat. Thankfully all that is about to change.
How To Block People From Adding You To Whatsapp Groups
First, make sure you have updated to the latest version of WhatsApp on your smartphone. Then follow the following steps:
- Open the WhatsApp app
- Open Account options
- Tap On Privacy
- Select Groups
- Choose either Nobody, My Contacts, or Everyone
Here’s how the selection works:
- ‘Everyone’ – Let’s anyone add you to a group without asking for permission.
- ‘My Contacts’ – will limit group-adding to people in your phone contacts – meaning everyone else has to invite you first.
- Nobody’ – will require everyone to ask for your permission before you can be added to a group.
If you don’t see the option for Groups settings yet. Wait for a few more days till it’s rolled out completely