How to stop strangers from adding you to random WhatsApp groups

Here is a guide to stop strangers from adding you to random WhatsApp groups. WhatsApp has started rolling out the new group privacy control feature for all the users. Now, you will get full control over who can and can’t add you to any random WhatsApp groups without your permission. This feature is rolling out to the latest version of WhatsApp officially.

Though the group privacy control was available for selected WhatsApp users previously. Here we have shared the steps on How to stop strangers from adding you to random WhatsApp groups.

The latest update of WhatsApp replaces the ‘Nobody’ option with ‘My Contacts Except’. Therefore, users can easily exclude the specific contacts from the list to adding them to the groups without permission.

If you’re the WhatsApp Group Admin, then you can easily add anyone in the group. But for the group members, this feature will set a limit. Now, let’s take a look at the steps below:

Steps to stop strangers from adding you to random WhatsApp groups

stop strangers from adding you to random WhatsApp groups

  1. First, make sure that you’ve updated your WhatsApp application to the latest version via Play Store.
  2. Next, launch the WhatsApp and go to the Settings -> Account -> Privacy -> Groups.
  3. Now, you will see three options such as Everyone, My contacts, and My contacts except.
  4. Choose ‘My contacts’ or ‘My contacts except’ option as per your preference and save it via tapping ‘Done’ button.
  5. That’s it. Enjoy!

We hope that this guide is helpful to you and you’ve successfully stopped the strangers from adding you to random WhatsApp groups.

Subodh Gupta
Subodh Gupta
Subodh is from Kolkatta. He has been covering Windows, Apple and Android news and guides on RMG network

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