How to Prevent Unknown Users From Adding You to WhatsApp Groups

-

WhatsApp groups are a great way to stay connected to family, friends, or even colleagues, but the feature is often exploited by many to add tons of people to groups in order to sell products or promote services. These groups are often created without permission from participants and this could be frustrating for many. Most of us hate being a part of unnecessary groups and often consider if it’s rude to just exit a group. The best way out of this is to have a filter that will stop random people from adding you to groups.

How to prevent unknown users from adding you to WhatsApp groups

Thankfully, there is a setting that you can tweak in the privacy section of you WhatsApp account that spares you from getting added to random groups. This setting lets you customise who can add you to groups and, by default, the setting is set to ‘Everyone’, which means anyone with your phone number can add you in a group. It is important to note that group admins can send you invite links and nudge you to join groups, even after you tweak the settings. In order to avoid getting added to groups by random people, follow the steps below:

we can prevent joining by others group
  1. 1:Open WhatsApp, click on the three dots on the top right corner of the screen.
  2. 2:Click on the Settings option and then tap Account.
  3. 3:Click on Privacy Groups. The default setting is likely to be set to ‘Everyone‘.
  4. 4:You can select from three options — ‘Everyone’, ‘My Contacts’, and ‘My Contacts Except’.
  5. 5:The ‘Everyone’ option lets any user with your phone number add you in a group without your permission.
  6. 6:The ‘My Contact’ option only lets those users add you in groups whose numbers you have saved in your contact list.
  7. 7:The last ‘My Contacts Except’ option lets you choose exactly who can add you to groups by letting you filter further and delist the contacts you don’t want to be added by to a group.
0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Latest news

7 TECH TIPS THAT WILL HELP YOU SMASH YOUR BUSINESS GOALS 2024

Table of Contents1. Make use of keyboard shortcuts2. A universe of widgets and integrations3. Use technology to defeat technology4....

10 Best Backpacking and Camping gadgets 2024

Table of Contents10 Best Backpacking and Camping gadgets1. Living Lodge at Snow Peak M2. Camper JISULIFE Fan3. NOMAD Smoker...

20 Cool Smart home Gadgets on Amazon 2024, trend this year!

Table of Contents20 Cool Smart home Gadgets on Amazon1. Twelve South AirFly Pro Bluetooth Wireless Audio Transmitter/Receiver:2. PhoneSoap Dual...

Top 10 gadgets to buy under Rs.1000

Table of ContentsTop 10 gadgets to buy under Rs.1000 on Amazon India1. pTron Bullet Pro 36W PD Quick Charge2....

Latest Updates

Must read

Explained: Why removing the charger from smartphone boxes is much more insidious than people think

Apple, Samsung, and Xiaomi all stated that they were...

OnePlus Nord 2T 5G India Launch Teased: Price And Specifications (Expected)

Price for the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G in India...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x