WhatsApp comes with new feature to control adding in random groups

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WhatsApp, the cross-platform messaging and Voice over IP service owned by Facebook, has announced a new privacy feature that lets you control who can add you to a group. This feature is rolling out to the users on the latest version of WhatsApp, and it will reach everyone around the globe in the coming weeks.

Users need to go to the Settings to manage this feature Settings > Account > Privacy > Groups menu. The app has provided three more options there- ‘Everyone’, ‘My contacts’, and ‘Nobody’. Selecting ‘Everyone’ will let everyone with your WhatsApp number add you to a group. The ‘My contacts’ option will limit the option to people whose numbers are already saved in your contacts. And, choosing the ‘Nobody’ option will prevent everyone from adding you to a group.

While unknown people cannot add you in any group, but they will be able to send the user a private invitation to join a group. User will then have 72 hours to accept the invitation after which the invite will expire.

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