You can now stop people from adding you to WhatsApp groups

WhatsApp is now rolling out one very important privacy feature

The end of annoying WhatsApp groups: Update stops people from adding you without your permission

Under Privacy, head to Groups in the app, and choose from three options - Nobody, My Contacts, and Everyone. "You'll have three days to accept the invite before it expires", adds WhatsApp. WhatsApp had been testing this feature under beta program, and from Wednesday onwards it will roll it out to all users in batches as an app update. Previously, the user would be automatically be added to a group without their consent and would be up to them to quit or stay.

Under pressure to stop rumours and fake news, WhatsApp had previous year restricted forwarding messages to five chats at once.

Truly, it's such a pity we won't get anymore forwarded messages about how drinking cold water is going to give you stomach cancer. That way, you still have the option of joining a group even if the person inviting you isn't one of your regular WhatsApp contacts.

Choosing "Nobody" will require everyone to ask for your permission before you can be added to a group.

What's really nice about these new settings is if you set your group privacy to "Nobody", no one will be able to add you to a group by default.

WhatsApp has insisted the new setting has already started rolling out "to some users".

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What do you think of WhatsApp's new feature?

Giving users the choice to limit communication with people, they don't actually have in their contacts could help WhatsApp to curb misinformation, spread through its platform.

The new feature allows you to stop anyone who isn't saved in your contacts from adding you to a group, or alternatively, you can completely ban everyone from being able to add you. This update has various options to choose between privacy and makes it easy for the user to manage privacy in the most used messenger app.

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has launched a new feature on its Messaging Platform. And WhatsApp is now removing around 2 million suspicious accounts globally per month, the report said.

It allows users have more control over group invite.

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