How to stop people from adding you to WhatsApp Group 2019: One of the best messaging platforms out there remains WhatsApp, no doubt. It has helped so many businesses, relationships to keep in touch.
It has got some really wonderful features which users of the app can attest to. You can check out these WhatsApp hacks and tricks for 2019.
There is a particular feature on WhatsApp that almost everyone using the app finds so irritating and annoying. This feature is the Group option on WhatsApp.
WhatsApp Group allows you to bring friends, family and business partners in a single chat room where all added members can interact and share ideas and everyone in the group get to see the messages and also been able to reply to whomever they wish to.
When WhatsApp was adding this feature, I bet they had better intention in mind but unfortunately, users abused this feature by tampering with other peoples privacy and peace of mind.
WhatsApp group chats can be so annoying in the sense that anyone can just add you up to an unknown group chat without your permission or consent.
It doesn’t just end there, the group admins sometimes end up posting irrelevant contents. This act alone has made over billions of people using WhatsApp develop so much hate for the Group chat feature.
Remember no matter how much good something is, there is always one or two things that will get it dirty. Therefore nothing on earth is always completely perfect. But hey! It seems WhatsApp is now completely perfect. Oh Really?
Yes, it’s somehow. This is because the most annoying feature for most users has been corrected. WhatsApp finally lets you prevent people from adding you to their shitty groups.
You read rightly, You can now stop people from adding you in their WhatsApp Groups without Blocking them!.
Are you among those who get added to unknown WhatsApp group chat? Do you find it irritating and abusive when added to a WhatsApp group chat without your permission or consent? Then this article is for you.
Your greatest nightmare on your best messaging platform is solved.
In this article, I will be showing you how to stop being added to WhatsApp Groups.
NOTE: Make sure you have updated your WhatsApp with the latest version on your Andriod device or iPhone. If you have done that, then follow these simple steps below:
1. Launch your WhatsApp on your phone.
2. Tap on the 3 dots at the top right side of your screen.
3. Tap on the Settings tab.
4. Tap on the Accounts tab.
5. Tap on Privacy.
6. Tap on Groups
7. Now you will see the following options such as;
- My Contacts
Option 1: Everyone:
If you are okay with anyone (including those who are not in your contact list) to be able to add you to their random groups, then select this option.
Option 2: My Contacts:
If you wish to be added to random group chats by your friends alone (your contacts), then select this option.
Option 3: Nobody:
If you always want privacy and peace of mind and hated been added to random groups chats, then select this option.
With this option, group admins (owners of the group) will have the option to send you a private request asking if you are interested in joining their WhatsApp group chat.
If yes, you will then accept the invitation and you will find yourself added to the group.
But if you are not interested, all you have to do is just decline the invitation.
With this feature added to WhatsApp, you will no longer have to worry about unwanted group chats and lots of messages that hits your phone every single minute due to the irrelevant contents shared in these groups.
NOTE: This group privacy feature is already rolled out to some WhatsApp users.
The feature is said to be officially rolled out worldwide in a month time.
So if you go to your privacy and couldn’t find it, chill and relax, you will get the update soon.
If you find this difficult, kindly use the comment section so I can assist you with the steps.