WhatsApp introduces a new privacy setting that you can use to prevent people from adding you to annoying group chats without your permission
- The update was first rolled out to Android and iOS users on November 3, 2019
- The privacy options are accessible via the & # 39; s setup page in the app
- Options include allowing Everyone's additions, Contacts, and specific lists
- The latest configuration can also be used to block everyone's group chats
- Blocked group managers can instead send private chat invitations that you can review
Can't you stop your weird technically skilled aunt who lets you enter her boring group chats who seem to create a lot of disturbing notifications every minute?
Relief has arrived, in the form of a new WhatsApp privacy setting that allows you to determine who you can add to message groups without your permission.
The updated settings were first rolled out to Android and iOS WhatsApp users worldwide on Sunday, November 3, 2019.
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Can't you stop with your weird technically skilled aunt who lets you flow into asinine group chats that seem to trigger a whole series of notifications every minute? Relief has arrived, in the form of a new WhatsApp privacy setting that allows you to determine who you can add to message groups
& # 39; While people are turning to groups for important conversations, users have asked for more control over their experience & # 39 ;, said a WhatsApp spokesperson.
& # 39; Today we introduce a new privacy setting and invite you to decide who to add to groups. & # 39;
The new privacy settings can be enabled from the settings page of the app itself, under the sections & # 39; Account & # 39;> & # 39; Privacy & # 39;> & # 39; Groups & # 39 ;.
The menu offers three options for allowing group chat invitations – from & # 39; Everyone & # 39 ;, & # 39; My Contacts & # 39; or & # 39; My contacts except & # 39 ;.
& # 39; My contacts means that only users that you have in your address book can add you to groups & # 39 ;, WhatsApp explained.
In the meantime, they added: & # 39; My Contacts except provides additional control over which of your contacts you can add to a group. & # 39;
The new privacy settings can be enabled from the settings page of the app itself, under the sections & # 39; Account & # 39;> & # 39; Privacy & # 39;> & # 39; Groups & # 39;
The updated settings were first rolled out to Android and iOS WhatsApp users worldwide on Sunday, November 3, 2019
This last feature allows you to select certain users that you do not want to be able to add to a group – perfect for blocking repeated group chat offenders.
& # 39; In those cases, an administrator who cannot add you to a group is asked to send a private invitation through an individual chat, giving you the option to join the group, & # 39; WhatsApp explained.
& # 39; You have three days to accept the invitation before it expires. & # 39;
Yesterday, this setting has the option & # 39; Nobody & # 39; replaced that is included in the original version of the update, based on user feedback that requires more control over the blocks.
However, group chat haters can change the configuration & # 39; Nobody & # 39; replicate by & # 39; My contacts except & # 39; and then the & # 39; Select All & # 39; to use.
HOW CAN YOU MANAGE GROUP CHAT ON WHATSAPP?
WhatsApp has found a way to help users keep track of long group chats.
The app now has a & # 39; catch-up group & # 39; tool that allows users to quickly browse for messages they mention or respond to messages they have previously written.
To do this, users must tap the @ button that appears in the lower right corner of the chat.
Facebook's messaging service has also made a brief description of the purpose of the chat.
You can find this with the option & # 39; Add group description & # 39; in the & # 39; Group Info & # 39; section.
This appears when a new person joins.
There is also a control that allows the group administrator (s) to control who can change the topic, icon, and description of the group, which can be changed under & # 39; Group Settings & # 39 ;.
Administrators can also remove administrator rights from other participants, and people who have created groups can no longer be removed from them.
Group makers can no longer be removed from the groups they started, the company said.
A participant search also means that users can find someone else in the group by searching for participants on the group's information page.
This feature is available in the & # 39; Group Info & # 39; section. There is a & # 39; search & # 39; button next to the list of participants.
To update WhatsApp on iPhone and get these features, users must go to the App Store and at the bottom on & # 39; updates & # 39; click.
WhatsApp appears in a drop-down list and users can press & # 39; update & # 39; click next to the icon to get the latest features.
On Android, users must go to the Google Play Store and & # 39; My apps & games & # 39; select.
In the list of installed apps, they should be on & # 39; WhatsApp & # 39; and then tap & # 39; Update & # 39; click.
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