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How to stop people from adding you to WhatsApp Groups

As wildly popular WhatsApp may be as a mode of communication it does have a feature that can become really annoying. We are talking about WhatsApp Groups and almost everyone has been on the receiving end of those lame jokes, irritating poems with the dreaded “good morning” messages. However, the Facebook-owned instant messaging platform now has a feature where you can stop people from adding you to Groups.

Before we get into the steps, do note that you must have the latest version of WhatsApp downloaded on your Android device or an iPhone.

Moving on, here are the steps to follow:
  • Open WhatsApp on your phone
  • Go to the Settings tab and under that click on the Accounts tab.
  • Once you’re the Accounts section, click on Privacy.
  • Tap on Groups.
  • Here you will see three options: “Everyone”, “My Contacts” and “Nobody”.
  • Depending on who you actually want to be added by, choose any one option.
There are a few things to keep in mind. If you choose the option “Nobody” then the group admins will have the ability to send you a private invitation to the group. If you feel that it’s a group that you want to be a part of then you can accept the invite. So, there you go. These simple steps can certainly help you in stopping that endless barrage of messages that keep chiming in every other minute.


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