Do you use WhatsApp? If yes, we are pretty sure that you have several groups on your WhatsApp. A WhatsApp group is great to keep in touch with classmates, teammates, family members or communities. However, sometimes, it can be an annoyance when someone adds you to a WhatsApp group without asking for your permission.
To keep your privacy, you can prevent someone from adding you to a WhatsApp group, unless with your consent. Whether you use WhatsApp on Android or iOS. This post will show you how to stop someone from adding you to a WhatsApp group in Android.
First off, make sure you have updated your WhatsApp to the latest version since this setting might is not available on the older version of WhatsApp. Once done, go to the Settings screen by tapping the three-dot icon on the top-right corner and select Settings.
On the Settings screen, tap the Account option.
On the Account screen, tap the Privacy option.
Scroll down to the Groups option and tap on it.
On the Groups screen, you can set who can add you to a WhatsApp group. If you choose Everyone, all of the WhatsApp users (without exception) are able to add your contact to their WhatsApp groups without asking for your permission. If you choose My contacts, only WhatsApp users on your contacts are able to add you to their WhatsApp groups. If you choose My contacts except, you can filter who on your contacts you don’t want him/her to add you to a WhatsApp group.
Make sure to tap the DONE button on the bottom side to apply the new changes.
WhatsApp groups are basically great to keep in touch with the people you care about. However, it doesn’t mean that anyone can just add you to a WhatsApp group without your consent. WhatsApp has offered a privacy setting that allows you to prevent someone from adding you to a WhatsApp group without your consent. You can make use of this setting to keep your privacy.