We are sure not the only ones being dragged into WhatsApp groups especially this lockdown season.
Now, if you are one of those whose family members or friends keep on adding you to a WhatsApp group and you don’t want to be part of it, then you can simply stop people from adding you.
You just need to enable Group Privacy settings on your smartphone and no one can add you into a WhatsApp group without your permission.
If you are an Android user, you can follow the below-given steps to stop people from adding you to WhatsApp groups.
Step 1: Open WhatsApp on your Android smartphone.
Step 2: On the home page tap the Menu (three-dots icon on the top-right)
Step 3: From the drop the menu tap Settings.
Step 4: On the new page tap Account and then Privacy.
Step 5: Scroll down tap Groups and select one of the three given options.
- If you select Everyone option then anyone can add you to groups
- If you select My Contacts option then only your contacts can add you to WhatsApp groups
- The third option is My Contacts Except, it lets you allow only selected people to add you to WhatsApp groups.
You can either select contacts one by one or you can even select all contacts by tapping on the Select All icon on the top-right. If you are an iPhone user then you need to follow different steps. Here is a step by step guide you can follow.
How to stop others from adding you to WhatsApp groups on iPhone
Follow the below-given steps to stop others from adding you to WhatsApp groups.
Step 1: Open WhatsApp on your iPhone and on the bottom bar.
Step 2: From the given options tap Settings.
Step 3: Next, tap Account > Privacy > Groups.
Step 4: Just like Android you need to select one of the three given options, Everyone, My Contacts and My Contacts Except.
Here also you can select contacts one by one or you can just select all the contacts by tapping the Select All button on the bottom right. Hence, by following the above-given steps you block WhatsApp group from adding you.
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