How To Stop People From Adding You To WhatsApp Groups
How To Stop People From Adding You To WhatsApp Groups

On WhatsApp, you can create a group and add contacts to start a conversation. Similarly, others can also add you to the group. Although the Group conversation feature is useful, some people get annoyed when they were added to the random WhatsApp groups. So, if you are also looking for a solution to stop people from adding you to groups, read out the article below.

Well, if we look around, we will discover that millions of users right now use WhatsApp. With this stats, it won’t be wrong to say that WhatsApp is right now the most popular and leading instant messaging app that’s available on almost all major platform including Android, iOS, and desktop operating systems.

If we talk mainly about Android, there are plenty of instant messaging apps available on the Google Play Store. However, none of them come close to the WhatsApp in terms of functionality. WhatsApp for Android got some fantastic features like Voice & video calls, stickers, GIF support, etc. that never fails to grab the eyes of users.

Talking about the features, WhatsApp groups remain the most dominant feature. On WhatsApp, you can create a group and add contacts to start a conversation. Similarly, others can also add you to the group. Although the Group conversation feature is useful, some people get annoyed when they were added to the random WhatsApp groups.

However, to deal with such issue, the cross-platform messaging and VoIP service has rolled out a new feature that allows users to control who can add them in WhatsApp groups. The feature will enable users to prevent unauthorized invite to random groups.

Since the feature was new to the WhatsApp, lots of people were unaware of it. So, we have decided to share a tutorial on how to stop people from adding you to random WhatsApp groups.

How To Stop People From Adding You To WhatsApp Groups?

Stop People From Adding You To WhatsApp Groups
Stop People From Adding You To WhatsApp Groups

Well, before we proceed to the methods, let me tell you that the feature is only available on the Beta version of WhatsApp. So, users need to enroll in the beta program to get the new feature. Simply, click on this link and enroll for a beta version. Once done, follow the steps listed below.

Step 1. First of all, head to the Google Play Store and update your WhatsApp Android app.

Step 2. Once done, open WhatsApp and click on ‘Settings’

Stop People From Adding You To WhatsApp Groups
Stop People From Adding You To WhatsApp Groups

Step 3. In the next step, tap on ‘Accounts’

Stop People From Adding You To WhatsApp Groups
Stop People From Adding You To WhatsApp Groups

Step 4. Under the Accounts page, tap on ‘Privacy’

Stop People From Adding You To WhatsApp Groups
Stop People From Adding You To WhatsApp Groups

Step 5. Under the Privacy, you will see a new option ‘Groups’. Tap on it.

Stop People From Adding You To WhatsApp Groups
Stop People From Adding You To WhatsApp Groups

Step 6. Now, under the option ‘Who can add me to groups’, select your desired option. If you want don’t want to be added in the WhatsApp groups, select ‘Nobody’

Stop People From Adding You To WhatsApp Groups
Stop People From Adding You To WhatsApp Groups

Step 7. Similarly, you can select ‘My Contacts’ to allow your contacts to add you in groups.

Stop People From Adding You To WhatsApp Groups
Stop People From Adding You To WhatsApp Groups

That’s it, you are done! This is how you can stop people from adding you to the WhatsApp groups. If you have any other doubts, let us know in the comment box below.

So, this is all about how to stop people from adding you to the WhatsApp groups. However, you need to enroll for a beta program of WhatsApp to avail this feature. Let us know what you think about this feature in the comment box below.



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Amarnath Chakraborty
Amarnath Chakraborty is the content writer at Tech Viral. He writes/edits about how-to tips, tutorials especially on Social Networks, Android, iPhone, Computer, Internet etc.

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