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How To Stop Others From Adding You To WhatsApp Groups On iPhone

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WhatsApp has finally made it possible for iPhone users to stop others from adding them to WhatsApp Groups. Users can outright block other users from adding them to WhatsApp groups or only allow certain contacts the ability to add them to WhatsApp groups. Previously this feature was only available on Android, however now WhatsApp has finally allowed iPhone users to change who can add them to groups.

One of the most annoying things about using WhatsApp Messenger is its groups features. While ideally WhatsApp groups can be used for good such as staying in touch with a group of friends or like-minded individuals, a lot of times you end up in a group chat that you don’t really care about.

We have all been victims of situations in which we got added to a WhatsApp group that we don’t really want to participate in. However in many of these situations users tend to stay in these WhatsApp groups against their will just to avoid upsetting others. What’s worse is getting added to random groups by people that are not even in your contacts list. However with the new feature you can avoid such situations by not allowing others to add you in groups in the first place.

How To Stop Others From Adding You To WhatsApp Groups on iPhone

Here are the detailed instructions on how to stop others from adding you to WhatsApp groups on iPhone.

1. On your iPhone launch WhatsApp app.

2. Now tap on the ‘Settings‘ tab from the bottom button bar.

3. Next tap on Account and then on Privacy.

Stop others from adding to WhatsApp Groups

4. Once you are on the Privacy page tap on ‘Groups‘ option.

WhatsApp Group Settings

5. Finally under Who Can Add Me To Groups choose between Everyone, My Contacts or My Contacts Except… options.

Stop others from adding to WhatsApp Groups

The ‘Everyone’ option is selected by default, and this is the option that you want change. If you want your family, friends, colleagues and other people that you know and have saved in your Contacts to be able to add you to WhatsApp Groups, then choose My Contacts.

In case there are some individuals in your contacts list whom you want to prevent from adding you to WhatsApp groups, then tap on My Contacts Except option and from the next page choose their names. The people you select on this list will not be able to add you to WhatsApp Group.

How To Stop Everyone From Adding You To WhatsApp Groups on iPhone

If you want to stop everyone from adding you to WhatsApp group including people in your contacts list, then you can tap on My Contacts Except option, and then tap on ‘Select All’ option. When this option is selected no one from your contacts list or outside of it will be able to add you to a WhatsApp group.

There you have it, this is how you can easily stop others from adding you to WhatsApp groups on iPhone. If you don’t find the Groups option, then make sure you are running the latest version of WhatsApp on your device.

Also read: How To Protect WhatsApp Chats With Face ID


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