How to avoid being added to WhatsApp groups without your permission?

WhatsApp groups

One of the problems in WhatsApp is that people can invite users to groups without their consent, something that is annoying for people

One of the messaging apps most used worldwide is WhatsApp, the platform is a tool to communicate either for work or personal issues.

The creation of groups It was a great option that allowed users to keep in touch with friends, family, coworkers, etc. in the same conversation.


However, one of the great problems of WhatsApp is that anyone could add another user if they had their phone number. Which turned out to be a big problem as some individuals ended up in endless groups that they weren’t interested in participating in.

But now you can avoid being added to a group without your permission. This is a feature that is not new but is not used by many people.

It is also a simple step that allows the user to choose who can add him to a group chat and who cannot, in addition to requesting the user’s authorization when someone wants to add him to a group.

Step by step how to avoid being added to WhatsApp groups without your permission

This tool is already available in WhatsApp of ios Y Android and to do so you just have to:


  1. Open WhatsApp
  2. Go to the three dots in the upper right corner of the screen
  3. Go to ‘Settings’ or ‘Settings’ and then click on ‘Account’
  4. Select the ‘Privacy’ option and then click on the ‘Groups’ section.
  5. You will see the legend ‘Who can add me to the groups’ and three options:
  • All. – Any user who has your phone number can add you to a group without your permission.
  • My contacts. – Only people who are in your contact list can add you to groups.
  • My contacts, except. – This option allows you to choose who of your contacts cannot add you to groups. You can ban several contacts at the same time and even all of them, so that no one can join a new group, even if it is on your WhatsApp agenda.

In this way you will have control over who can add you to groups of WhatsApp.

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