WhatsApp provides more control over who can add you to groups on the platform. This is to restrict abuse and keep your phone number private.
Sick of strangers, who adds you to WhatsApp groups? Now you can stop her.
The Facebook messaging app has introduced a new feature that gives you more control over who can add you to groups on the platform. WhatsApp says this new group privacy feature will reduce abuse and help keep your phone number private.
If you want to specify who you can add to a group, go to Settings. Touch Account> Privacy> Groups and select one of three options: None, My Contacts, or All.
"Nobody" means that you have to agree to join each group, and "My Contacts" means that only users you already know can add you to groups, "WhatsApp said in a Wednesday post. "In cases where" My Contacts "or" No one "is selected, the person inviting you to a group will be prompted to send a private invitation through an individual chat, so you have the choice of whether or not to use the Want to join the group. "
You have three days from there to decide if you want to approve the invitation or not before it expires.
The new privacy settings are now available to "some users," WhatsApp said. If you do not see them right away, you're stuck: they'll be available worldwide "in the coming weeks" for those using the latest version of the app.
This comes after Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg announced plans last month. "Renewal" of the company's services with a stronger focus on privacy over the next five years. As part of this plan, Zuckerberg said that people can use any Facebook-owned app for communicating over networks.