Finally, WhatsApp’s introduced its much-awaited group privacy feature. The company added new privacy settings for groups. They announced the rollout of a new privacy setting and invite system to help you decide who can add you to random WhatsApp groups. Before that feature, anybody could add you to any of the groups they want and after that, an unwanted stream of group messages, images or videos starts to invade your WhatsApp’s. But the good news is that it has become impossible after the introduction of the new feature of WhatsApp’s. Nobody can now add you to their group without your permission.
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 days to those using the latest version of WhatsApp.
To enable it, go to Settings in your WhatsApp, tap Account > Privacy > Groups and select one of three options: “Everyone,” “My Contacts,” or “My Contacts Except.” “My Contacts” means only users you have in your address book can add you to groups and “My Contacts Except” provides additional control for who among your contacts can add you to a group.
The Company said:
Based on feedback from users during our initial rollout, instead of the “Nobody” option we are now providing a “My Contacts Except” option. This allows you to choose to exclude specific contacts or “select all”. This update is rolling out to users around the world on the latest version of WhatsApp.