WhatsApp latest update: Group admin will soon require your permission to do this
WhatsApp has been improving its services and features time and again to make it more user-friendly.
One of the world's most-widely used social messaging apps, WhatsApp is also equally popular in India. Barring some controversies linked to the spread of fake news, the Facebook-owned app had a smooth ride so far in the country. However, WhatsApp has been improving its services and features time and again to make it more user-friendly. Now, the WhatsApp is testing new Group Invitation feature. This was reported by WABetainfo on its website. It had already announced the Group Invitation System feature earlier in its article on iOS and claimed that the 'first hidden tracks have been found in the Android app too, precisely in the 2.19.55 update'.
"The Group Invitation System is a new WhatsApp feature, under development, that will allow you to choose who can add you to groups.
Currently, as you already know, everyone can add you in groups without your permission. The Group Invitation System will help us to prevent this situation," it said.
This means, that if a group admin tries to add you to the group, you will have to approve the same as well. WABetainfo said that the feature will be rolled out under Privacy settings.
The option will allow a user to choose from three options under 'Group' setting. The three options for 'Who can add me to groups' will be -
* My contacts
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While the first option 'Everybody' allows anyone to add you to any group without your permission, the second option 'My Contracts' will allow only your contacts to add you to the group. If any third person tries to add you to any group, you will receive a personal invite for the same. If you choose for the third option 'Nobody', you will receive an invite every time someone tries to add you to a group, revealed the WABetainfo.