WhatsApp has finally much-awaited group privacy controls to let users decide who can add them to random groups on WhatsApp. Before this, users had no control over who can add them to WhatsApp groups and anybody could add you to any WhatsApp group without your consent. Interestingly, WhatsApp has added this feature ahead of 2019 Indian General elections.
WhatsApp group happens to be one of the important aspects to let multiple users connect with each other. For example family, friends, coworkers, classmates, etc.
“As people turn to groups for important conversations, users have asked for more control over their experience,” WhatsApp said.
WhatsApp has added several new group privacy settings to its app. These settings help users control who can add them to WhatsApp groups. We show you how to customise these settings.
Now that we know how to customise WhatsApp group privacy controls to allow or restrict people from adding you to groups, let’s see what these controls actually mean.
If you choose 'nobody,' you have to respond to every group joining request. In that case, the person inviting you to a group will be prompted to send a private invite through an individual chat. If you choose 'my contacts' option, anyone from your WhatsApp can add you to groups without your consent.
You must be a group admin to be able to add someone: