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WhatsApp’s new feature gives users control over groups

WhatsApp has finally solved the headaches people complain when they are added into a group they probably do not want to be a part of.

The introduction of the new settings will allow users to manage who to allow and who not to allow their group messages.

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Currently, the system has been updated on Android and iOS users effective November 3rd, 2019.

In the setting, one will be able to select if you would like to be added into a group by everyone, your contacts only or contact excerpts.

Your contacts imply that only those who have your number in the phone address are able to add you to their group.

Contact Excerpt is much advanced allowing users to select who in your list can be able to add you to a particular group.

Speaking during the introduction of the new settings, WhatsApp communication boss said that in case one cannot add you they can send you a private message to request your permission.

A notification requesting your action will be received and one has three days to respond, failure in which the request expires automatically.

Exempted from the settings is the “nobody” option that many would have wished to have on their application.

Instead one has the option to select the contacts excerpt and make the decision manually.

To access the new settings, one will go to account then select privacy and finally the group section.

Berryl Achieng
Berryl Achieng
Kenyan news interests me a lot but I also keep tabs on other news making headlines in Africa and around the world.


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