WhatsApp has become the most widely used instant messaging platform worldwide, and with millions of users, it is common to have numerous conversations on this application. However, it can be annoying to be added to various groups without your consent. Fortunately, WhatsApp offers a privacy tool that allows you to prevent being added to unwanted chats. Below, we explain how to activate this feature step by step.
It is important to note that this functionality is available on both the web and mobile versions of WhatsApp, whether you are using an Android device or an iPhone. There is no need to pay a subscription or install unreliable third-party extensions.
The first step is to select specific contacts who are authorized to add you to groups. WhatsApp provides you with the following options: only your contacts, all contacts except for some exceptions, or nobody. If you choose the last option, no user will be able to add you to a group without your consent.
To activate this function, follow these steps:
1. Open WhatsApp and tap on the three dots in the upper right corner of the screen.
2. Tap on “Settings” and then “Privacy”.
3. Tap on “Groups” and select the “Nobody” option.
4. Confirm the change.
Done! From now on, users will not be able to directly add you to a group chat without your approval. However, they can send you an invitation to join the group. The group admin will receive a notification that they cannot add you immediately and will send you a private request that you can accept or reject. These requests can only be made every 3 days, minimizing the receipt of spam.
In summary, WhatsApp offers a privacy tool to prevent being added to unwanted groups. By following the aforementioned steps, you can control who can include you in their group conversations and reduce the inconvenience of being added without your consent.
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