How to stop people from adding you to WhatsApp Groups

WhatsApp feature

WhatsApp is without a doubt one of the most popular and widely used messaging apps in the world. Recently, WhatsApp has released a beta testing feature for changing the setting if people should be able to add you in a WhatsApp group or not. Yes, you heard it right now you can do the setting on How to stop people from adding you to WhatsApp Groups. This feature allows users to prevent unauthorized invite to random groups.

Earlier, anyone with your contact number could add you in a group without your permission, you could certainly leave the group and block the admin but they could potentially add you again. While, there are some times when you just want to be invisible on WhatsApp and need ‘ME’ time in your life. But, people add you in a WhatsApp Group and it really becomes annoying sometimes with continuous Good Morning and Good Night message or irritating forwarded messages.

How to stop people from adding you to WhatsApp Groups:

  • Open WhatsApp in your phone
  • Tap on Settings (wheel icon)
  • Look for Account option and tap on it.
  • Now, tap on Privacy option
  • Now, tap on Groups option
  • You will have three options to choose from ‘Who can add me to Group’: “Everyone”, “My Contacts” and “Nobody”.
  • Choose any one option based on what you need.

If you have chosen ‘Nobody’, no one would be able to add you to a group without your consent. Whenever they try to add you to a group, they’ll receive an error message ‘Can’t add participant’. The Group admin will have the ability to send you a private invitation to the group. Now, it is up to you either you want to accept the invitation or not.

But, this feature certainly provides a way to stop people from adding me to a WhatsApp group.

Although, there are several features in WhatsApp which gives you a moment of no disturbance time, but as long as this app is in your smartphone, you simply can’t get rid of notifications. Even, if you have disabled the ‘Read Receipts’ options in WhatsApp, there is a way your friend can find if you have read their messages. They simply even see, if you are using WhatsApp as you are shown as ‘Online’ to your contacts. In fact, there is a trick to chat with person who has blocked you on WhatsApp.

Recently, WhatsApp have released many features like you can hide WhatsApp profile picture for specific contacts or multiple people. While, the best thing done by WhatsApp recently is to offering tips to spot fake news. WhatsApp has been making an attempt to create awareness about the issue of fake news on WhatsApp and has taken certain steps also to combat it. If, you are interested check how to identify fake news on WhatsApp?

Share your thoughts with us on how to stop people from adding you to WhatsApp Groups. Does, it really bother you or are you going to block your family admin to not let you add in the Group?

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About the Author: Ranjit Ranjan

More than 11 years of experience in web development projects in countries such as US and India. Blogger by passion and SEO expert by profession.

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