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Stop Someone From Adding You to Unwanted WhatsApp Groups

How to Stop Someone From Adding You to WhatsApp Groups


WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging systems in the world. This WhatsApp group feature is very popular among friends and family members around the world for connecting with each other and discussing anything together. To alleviate this matter, WhatsApp has already allowed everyone to add a person to a WhatsApp group, even if they have a contact number. However, various feedbacks suggest that there are many problems besides the advantages of this feature and as it has been seen that many people create different WhatsApp groups without permission and add that person to that group, in fact, it is a lot of confusion. So WhatsApp has come up with this new privacy setting for users considering this problem.


This new privacy setting for WhatsApp is available to both Android and iOS users.



How to enable Group Privacy Settings on your smartphone

Let's find out how to prevent others from adding you to any WhatsApp group. Just know how to turn on this privacy setting on your phone.
But before knowing this solution you have to confirm once the latest version of WhatsApp installed on your device. If it is not the latest version, update it now. Android users need to be updated from the Google Play Store and iOS users from the App Store.

How to stop someone from adding you to the WhatsApp group on Android

If you are an Android user, follow these steps to prevent you from being added to the WhatsApp group without permission.


How to stop Someone From Adding You to WhatsApp Groups
For Android user, WhatsApp group privacy settings can be found Settings > Account > Privacy > Groups


Open WhatsApp on your Android smartphone and tap the vertical three-dot icon in the upper right corner.
Next, tap Settings> Accounts> Privacy.
Now tap on the group and select one of the three options provided. The options are Everyone, My Contacts, and My Contacts Except.


WhatsApp - Now tap on the group and select one of the three options provided. The options are Everyone, My Contacts, and My Contacts Except.
Thereafter you can get 3 options - 1. Everyone, 2. My Contacts, 3. My Contacts Except


Everyone can add you to any WhatsApp group.
My Contacts is anyone on your contact list or in your friend list who can add you to the WhatsApp group.
My Contacts Except is the funniest. With this setting, only the selected person can add you to the WhatsApp group.

How to stop someone from adding you to the WhatsApp group on iOS

Here's how you can prevent others from being added to WhatsApp groups if you use WhatsApp on an iPhone.

Open WhatsApp on your iPhone and tap the settings.
Next, tap Accounts> Privacy> Groups.
Now tap on the group and select one of the three options provided. The options are Everyone, My Contacts, and My Contacts Except.
Everyone can add you to any WhatsApp group.
My Contacts is anyone on your contact list or in your friend list who can add you to the WhatsApp group.
My Contacts Except is the same as I mentioned above one. With this setting, only the selected person can add you to the WhatsApp group.

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