Ever found yourself added to promotion groups that sell products or promote services without your consent? Or maybe a contact you know just keeps adding to a baby shower group you don’t wanna be in?. WhatsApp has a feature that filters who can add you to groups

This feature comes in handy by stopping random people from adding you to groups.

How to prevent people from adding you to WhatsApp groups

  1. Open WhatsApp, tap on the three dots on the top right corner of the screen.
  2. Click on the Settings option and then tap Account.
  3. Click on Privacy Groups. The default setting is likely to be set to ‘Everyone‘.
  4. You can select from three options — ‘Everyone’, ‘My Contacts’, and ‘My Contacts Except’.
    • The ‘Everyone’ option lets any user with your phone number add you in a group without your permission.
      The ‘My Contact’ option only lets those users add you in groups whose numbers you have saved in your contact list.
      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.

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