WhatsApp Rolling Out Tools To Control Who Adds You to a Group

Some users are getting this feature

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One of WhatsApp’s most used features is letting you form or join groups which can have as many as 256 members. However, there has always been that problem where anyone can add you to a group and WhatsApp created a solution for it.

Almost two months ago, it was reported that WhatsApp was developing a tool within settings that will allow you to manage how you get invited by others into groups.

Well, that feature is being rolled out to some users tarting today.

This additional feature for groups will help you control who you add in a group. This feature will be available on Settings > Account > Privacy > Groups. There are three options in the new Group Settings feature: “Everyone”, “My Contacts” and “Nobody”.

When you attempt to add someone to a group and they have barred this, the sender will be required to send a private message to the person with an invite link. The recipient has 72 hours to decide whether they wish to join the group or not since that is the validity of the link shared.

Although this feature is being rolled out to some users today, WhatsApp users will get this feature in the coming weeks and obviously will need the most updated of WhatsApp to use it.

WhatsApp has been adding useful features recently to make it better for users. In addition to this Group feature, they are working on showing how many times a message was forwarded and even image search to fight fake news.