06/11/2019 2:19 PM IST

WhatsApp's New Privacy Feature Lets Users Decide Who Can Add Them To Groups

The new feature is based on feedback from users.

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WhatsApp has introduced a new privacy setting which lets users decide who can add them to groups. 

WhatsApp said one of the feedbacks they received is that people want more control over who can add them to groups. 

Here are the steps to enable the setting:

- Go to ‘Settings’ in your app, tap Account > Privacy > Groups

- 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.

In this case, an admin who can’t add you to a group will be prompted to send a private invite through an individual chat. You’ll have three days to accept the invite before it expires.