How to Stop or Block Someone From Adding You to a WhatsApp Group

WhatsApp groups are the way to be in touch with friends and family, or with the people who have similar interests. But the main problem is that anyone could add you to a WhatsApp group without your permission, which is a bit annoying.

How to Stop or Block Someone From Adding You to a WhatsApp Group

Can I block anyone from adding me to a WhatsApp group? 
Yes, this annoyance has now been fixed by WhatsApp as now you can stop others from adding you to WhatsApp groups.

New group privacy settings are introduced by WhatsApp for both Android and iPhone users. Here`s the process to enable these settings on your smartphone.

How to enable Group Privacy Settings

Before you jump right into the privacy settings, make sure that you have installed the latest version of WhatsApp on your smartphone. You can update from Google Play Store on Android and the App Store on the iPhone. After you finish updating to the latest version, just follow these steps.

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How to stop or block someone from adding you to WhatsApp groups on Android

If you use an Android Smartphone then just follow these steps to block people from adding you to WhatsApp groups without your permission.
  1. Open WhatsApp.
  2. Tap on the three vertical dots icons in the top-right corner.
  3. Tap on Settings>Account>Privacy.
  4. Next tap on Groups and select one of the three available options - Everyone, My Contacts, or My Contacts Except.
  5. Selecting Everyone would allow anyone to add you to groups.
  6. If you select My Contacts, only your contacts can add you to WhatsApp groups.
  7. The third option, My Contacts Excepts helps you allow only selected people to add you to WhatsApp groups.

These people will be prompted to send you the invitation to join a group in private chat. You will have three days to accept or deny the request for joining the group before it expires.

How to stop or block someone from adding you to WhatsApp groups on iPhone
If you are an iPhone user, just follow these steps to block people from adding you to WhatsApp
groups without your permission.
  1. Head over to WhatsApp 
  2. Tap Settings from the bottom bar.
  3. Now tap on Account>Privacy>Groups.
  4. 4.Next select one of the three given options - Everyone, My Contacts, and My Contacts Except.

Here you can select contacts one by one or you can just select all the contacts by tapping on the Select All button on the bottom right.

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How to Stop or Block Someone From Adding You to a WhatsApp Group How to Stop or Block Someone From Adding You to a WhatsApp Group Reviewed by Kuldeep Sharma on November 13, 2019 Rating: 5

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