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Tech Talk: Finally WhatsApp users can decline to be added into random groups

WhatsApp has finally heeded the cries of many of their users to introduce a feature that will curb the rampant cases of being added to WhatsApp groups unknowingly.

WhatsApp users around the world now have more control over who can and cannot add them to group chats.  The new feature allows users to select if everyone, all contacts, or specific contacts can add them to group chats.

Initially, WhatsApp had an option for users to say nobody could add them to groups. But after some feedback, it decided to fold the functionality to block everyone into the “My contacts except…” option.

People without the ability to add certain WhatsApp users to group chats can still send private invites to those users. The user then has three days to accept or decline the invite.

Once you receive the latest app update, you can enable this WhatsApp group chat privacy feature by heading to the app settings. Then navigate to Account>Privacy>Groups. Here, users can select who has the ability to add them to group chats.

Recently, WhatsApp also introduced the ability to lock the app behind the user’s fingerprint as an extra security measure.

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