WhatsApp allows you to make groups. These groups are often formed by adding the contact of an individual one wants as a participant within the group. It is very easy to add new participants to a group. A single group can have up to 256 participants. If you already have a group created then you can invite people into your group very easily. Earlier, users had no control over the groups that they were being added to. But last year, this has been changed by giving more control to its users in the form of a feature by which a user can decide who can add them to groups. This can be done by changing the group privacy settings. But do you know how to change group privacy settings in WhatsApp? Here is a step-by-step guide that you can follow to change WhatsApp group privacy settings.
How to change group privacy settings in WhatsApp?
In order to change group privacy settings in WhatsApp, simply follow these steps:
Step 1: Open your WhatsApp messenger on your smartphone. Then tap on “Settings”.
Step 2: Then go to your WhatsApp Account and then tap on the Privacy option.
Step 3: Now to change the group privacy options scroll down and tap on the option “Groups”.
Step 4: You will see three options i.e. “Everybody”, “My Contacts”, and “My Contacts Except…“. Select one of these options.
Everybody: If you select the option “Everyone”, then people can add you to any group without your approval or permission. And that my friend includes those people which are not even in your phone’s address book contacts.
My Contacts: If you select the option “My Contacts”, then only the contacts which are added on your phone’s address can add you to groups without your approval.
My Contacts Except…: If you select this option, then only contacts in your phone’s address book, except those you exclude, can add you to groups without your permission.
Step 5: After selecting anyone mentioned option, tap Done. The changes will be saved as per your choice.
Note: You must keep this in mind that the group privacy settings are not available on WhatsApp Web or desktop application.
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