Gadget / WhatsApp Group invitation feature comes to beta, stable build expected soon

India Today : Mar 02, 2019, 09:56 AM

WhatsApp's much-awaited Group invitation feature that allows you to decide who can add you to a group has finally reached the beta users on Android. Group invitation feature will give you full control over which group you want to be a part of. WhatsApp separately is also said to be working on an Advanced Search feature. Feature is in its beta phase but we can expect it to come as a stable build soon. 

Group invitation feature will give you full control over which group you want to be a part of. The feature is expected to end one of the biggest problems on WhatsApp which is being added to unwanted groups without one's consent. Currently, the feature is in its beta phase but we can expect it to come as a stable build soon.

Coming to how exactly the feature will show up in the app, WhatsApp is said to add a "Groups" option inside Settings which can be used to manage the privacy settings for WhatsApp groups. To activate the feature, go to Settings> Account>Privacy> Groups>Who can add me to groups. User will be shown three options- Everyone, My contacts, and Nobody.The Everybody option will keep you open to all groups. In this case you can be added by everybody in any group and you will receive no invites for this. The My contacts option will allow you to be added in groups by your contacts.

In this case you will receive an invite to join a group from people who are not in your contacts list. Last but not the least is the Nobody option which is like a straight no from you to any WhatsApp group. Nobody can add you to any group in this case and you will receive the invitation every time someone tries to add you to a group.