How to Stop Someone From Adding You to WhatsApp Groups

How to Stop Someone From Adding You to WhatsApp Groups

Wondering how to stop strangers from adding me to WhatsApp groups? Here’s how.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • You can now stop people from adding you to WhatsApp groups
  • Until now strangers could add you to groups on WhatsApp
  • You can allow only your contacts or specific people to add you to groups

WhatsApp groups are a very popular feature for keeping in touch with friends and family from around the world. However, in order for make things simple WhatsApp earlier used to allow anyone to add anyone to a WhatsApp group, as long as they had the other person’s contact number. This had led to the massive issue of random people adding others to random WhatsApp groups. After a lot of user feedback, WhatsApp decided to fix the problem by giving privacy settings to deter users from randomly adding others to WhatsApp groups. Recently, WhatsApp rolled out these group privacy settings to everyone.

New group privacy settings on WhatsApp are available on both Android and iPhone. Here’s how you can enable these settings on your smartphone.

How to enable Group Privacy Settings on your smartphone

Before we tell you how you can implement these settings on your smartphone, make sure that you have installed the latest version of WhatsApp on your device. For Android, it is version 2.19.308 and for iPhone, it is 2.19.112. You can update by going to the respective WhatsApp pages on both the Google Play Store for Android and the App Store for iPhone. With that out of the way, just follow these steps.