How to prevent people from adding you to Whatsapp Groups

In recent times, we have come to discover the impunity people have with adding their contacts to WhatsApp groups without their content, something that has grown to become a menace. Well thanks to thoughtful thinking, provisions have been made to curb this menace. In this article, we explore a tutorial on how to prevent people from adding you to Whatsapp groups without your consent.

In a bid to curb this menace,  WhatsApp included an option that prevents admins from adding you to groups, and you can choose from a variety of options, from blocking one contact, to plainly blocking everybody.

How to prevent people from adding you to Whatsapp Groups

To make the whole process very easy for WhatsApp users on different platforms, I will provide the procedures on how to use this system on Android and iPhones. The procedures are outlined below:

for android users,

  1. Go to settings.
  2. Goto Accounts
  3. Goto Privacy
  4. scroll down and click on Groups.

You will be given three (3) options to choose from.

  1. Everyone.

This is the default option that allows anybody to add you to groups.

2.  My contacts

This option allows only people in your contact list (friends/family) to add you to groups.

3. My contacts except…

This allows you to block specific contacts from adding you to groups. Additionally, you can mark all your contacts, and nobody will be able to add you to any group. Yes! nobody can add you to any group without your consent. Isn’t that great?

For iPhone users,

  1. Launch WhatsApp on your device and on the bottom bar, click on Settings
  2. Click Account
  3. Click Privacy
  4. click Groups
  5.  Now, you can choose any of the options listed ( Everyone, My contacts, My contacts except…)

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Well, there you have it! that’s how to prevent people from adding you to Whatsapp Groups. I hope this article benefits you, feel free to like and share this post, and if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section.


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