Gadget / Soon, WhatsApp users will be able to avoid getting added to groups

Hindustan Times : Feb 27, 2019, 04:12 PM

WhatsApp will soon let users have more control over groups on the app. A new update has been rolled out on WhatsApp beta for Android. WhatsApp rolled out the same on its beta app for iOS. Group Invitation will be available as a privacy feature on WhatsApp. Users can select between three options – Everyone, My Contacts & Nobody. The group invitation request expires in 72 hours.

A new update has been rolled out on WhatsApp beta for Android. First spotted by WABetainfo, ‘Group Invitation’ feature comes to WhatsApp beta on Android with the latest update. The feature is currently available on beta but not for all users. This also doesn’t guarantee an official rollout but the possibility seems likely. Earlier this month, WhatsApp rolled out the same on its beta app for iOS.

Group Invitation will be available as a privacy feature on WhatsApp. It can be found in the ‘Settings’ menu under Account > Privacy > Groups. Here, users can select between three options – Everyone, My Contacts and Nobody. ‘Everyone’ allows just anyone to add a user in a WhatsApp group. My Contacts will allow only saved contacts to add users in a group.

If users don’t wish to be added to any group, they can choose ‘Nobody’. This option however sends a request to the user if they wish to be added to a group. The group invitation request expires in 72 hours.