Protect yourself from being added to WhatsApp Groups

WhatsApp Groups: A popular feature by Facebook’s instant messaging app WhatsApp is WhatsApp Group. Previously, anyone who had your number saved could add you to the group, but users were troubled by the problem of the other person being added to the group without permission. After receiving feedback from users, WhatsApp has changed the group privacy settings to help its users get rid of this problem. Now new group privacy settings are available for both Android and iPhone users. Today, through our article, we will give you information about how you can avoid anyone adding you to the group without your permission.

WhatsApp Group Privacy Settings: How to enable

Before giving your information about how you can enable these settings in your phone, make sure that your phone should have the latest version of WhatsApp. Should be version 2.19.308 on Android and version 2.19.112 on iPhone. You can also update WhatsApp by going to the Google Play Store for Android and the App Store page for iPhone. After updating the app, follow the steps mentioned 

WhatsApp Groups on Android: Android users change the settings

If you are an Android user and too often face the problem of being added to unwanted groups, then you don’t have to worry anymore, just by changing the settings mentioned below, you can overcome this problem.

1) Open WhatsApp on your Android smartphone and then click on the three-dot icon appearing on the right side.

2) Then go to Settings> Account> Privacy.

3) Then tap on the group and select one of the options shown, Every Contact, My Contact and My Contacts.

4) If you select the Everyone option, then any user will be able to make you part of the group.

5) “My Contacts”. In this, only the admin present in the contact list of the user will be able to make that user as part of the group.

6) When you select the My Contacts option, you will be able to add only selected users to the WhatsApp group. To enable this feature all the group administrators have to send an invitation to a user to be a part of the WhatsApp group. However, the user has to decide on this invitation in 72 hours.

WhatsApp Groups on iPhone: iPhone users change settings

If you are an iPhone user and you often struggle with the problem of being added to unwanted groups, then don’t worry, just by changing the settings mentioned below, you can overcome this problem.

1) First, open the WhatsApp app on the iPhone and then click on the Settings option in the bottom bar.

2) After this go to Account> Privacy> Groups.

3) After this, on the next screen, you will get three options, Everyone, My Contact and My Contacts Except.

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