WhatsApp Latest Update: Now block people from adding you to any group
New Delhi : Facebook-owned WhatsApp has announced a latest update for all Android and iOS devices. In the new update gives its users an additional control on who can add you to a group; the update was earlier released for its beta users. WhatsApp includes the new "My Contacts Except..." option that replaces the earlier "Nobody" option under the group privacy settings.
How to update the new privacy settings on WhatsApp?
All WhatsApp users can update their privacy settings for groups by tapping Settings button then Account > Privacy > Groups. There will be an option of My Contacts Except... that sits next to the existing Everyone and My Contacts. It provides you an extra control on which of your contacts can add you to a group.
If you've selected the new option from the updated group privacy settings, the admin who is restricted from adding you to a group will be prompted to send you a private invite through an individual chat. You'll have three days to accept the invite before it expires. This gives you the choice to select whether you want to join the group.
WhatsApp mentioned in a blog post that it has replaced the existing Nobody option with the My Contacts Except option.
"This allows you to choose to exclude specific contacts or 'select all'. This update is rolling out to users around the world on the latest version of WhatsApp," the company wrote.
Last month, WhatsApp brought the improved group privacy settings to the iOS beta version 188.8.131.52 and Android beta version 2.19.298. The update also spotted reaching some iPhone users late last month through the WhatsApp for iPhone version 2.19.110.