• search
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

WhatsApp latest update on privacy: Users can now decide who can add them to groups


New Delhi, Nov 07: The Facebook-owned platform, WhatsApp is introducing a new privacy setting which help users decide who can add them to groups, the messaging platform said on Wednesday.

WhatsApp latest update on privacy: Users can now decide who can add them to groups

The app has now finally added new privacy controls to save you from endless memes and countless messages on random groups. The company has announced that this new change will come into effect in the upcoming WhatsApp update in the coming months for both iOS and Android versions.

WhatsApp says alerted govt of spyware attack in Sept too; IT Min says past info was inadequate

WhatsApp has been battling concerns around user data and privacy following the NSO hack disclosures, said as people turn to groups for important conversations, users had asked for more control over their experience.

To enable it:

Go to Settings in your app,

Tap Account > Privacy > Groups and select one of three options: "Everyone," "My Contacts," or "My Contacts Except."

"My Contacts" means only users you have in your address book can add you to groups and "My Contacts Except" provides additional control for who among your contacts can add you to a group."

The 'My Contacts Except' option replaced the 'Nobody' option in the initial rollout after user feedback.

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more