WhatsApp adds new privacy settings for Groups to prevent people from adding you to a group

The instant messaging platform WhatsApp has come a long way and continues to thrive despite being owned by Facebook. In fact, WhatsApp has grown from being a messaging platform to becoming an important aspect of our life. Thanks to frequent updates and useful features.

Notably, Facebook-owned WhatsApp has been seeing some changes lately. Recently, the company has introduced a new privacy setting and invite system to help you decide who can add you to groups.

To enable it, go to Settings in your app, then tap Account > Privacy > Groups and select one of three options: “Nobody,” “My Contacts,” or “Everyone.” “Nobody” 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 those cases, the person inviting you to a group will be prompted to send a private invite through an individual chat, giving you the choice of joining the group. You’ll have three days to accept the invite before it expires.

With these new features, users will have more control over the group messages they receive. These new privacy settings will begin rolling out to some users starting today and will be available worldwide in the coming weeks to those using the latest version of WhatsApp.