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Finally! Here’s How You Can Stop People From Adding You to WhatsApp Groups Without Your Consent.

Don’t we hate it when someone adds us to a Group chat without our consent? Especially when the said group is a ‘busy’ one:

 

Well, that will soon be a thing of the past because WhatsApp has introduced new controls that will prevent friends or strangers from placing you in group chats without getting your permission first. 

Before now, anyone with your phone number could add you to a group chat without your consent, and the only option you had was to leave the group chat.

 

However, with this feature enabled, you could automatically prevent people from adding you in the first place.

How to enable WhatsApp Group blocking

First, make sure you’ve updated to the latest version of WhatsApp on your phone. Then follow these steps:

  • Open the WhatsApp app
  • Head to Account options
  • Select Privacy
  • Then Groups
  • Select either Nobody, My Contacts, or Everyone

Selecting:

‘Everyone’ will let anyone add you to a group without asking you for permission.
My Contacts’ will limit group-adding to people in your phone contacts – forcing everyone else to invite you first.
And choosing ‘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, you might have to wait a bit as it’s currently being rolled out.

What do you think about the latest update?

P.s. Sorry for the lack of updates, please bear with me as I try to put some things in place

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4 comments on “Finally! Here’s How You Can Stop People From Adding You to WhatsApp Groups Without Your Consent.

  1. Princewill says:

    Wow, this will be so helpful…. Thanks

  2. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    … WELL, HALF BREAD IS BETTER THAN CHIN CHIN. ALTHOUGH, THIS IS A GOOD STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, BUT THEN, ITS NOT ENOUGH. EVEN YOUR CONTACTS CAN BE MAD 😡 FA. WHATSAPP SHOULD DO MORE ABOUT THIS GROUP PRIVACY STUFF, WHERE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO PREVIEW THE GROUP AND RESPOND YES OR NO …

  3. Fuji2019 says:

    ThE sEtUp ArE nOt AvAiLaBlE fRoM mY wHaTsApP hErE mIsStEcHy AnD fIRsT tImE cOmMeNt

  4. Mrtipz says:

    Great move, its annoying having to see one’s self popping up in an unannounced group.

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