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How To Make It Hard For Anybody To Add You To WhatsApp Group Without Your Consent

Whatsapp is one app that is dedicated to making sure you are connected with your loved ones daily.
The app makes texting and calling easy even with a slow internet connection.
Aside from chatting with people privately, WhatsApp also allows you to create and join groups to get your family and friends close.
At first, anybody can create a group and add you whether you like it or not.
This made it uncomfortable since a lot of people wouldn’t want to be in a group they are not aware of.
And then as WhatsApp always does, they listen to their user’s opinions.
Lets’s first talk of features that were not in WhatsApp that later came to WhatsApp making the app one of the most used apps on this planet.

WhatsApp itself was created by Brian Acton and Jan Koum in 2009. The app was created to make sending messages an easy thing to do and the best of all, free.
At first, it was not all that easy to send and receive messages without a cost, at first people used to rely on SMS messages which at the end of the day drain their accounts.

Brian Acton and Jan Koum then decided to launch an app that will replace the traditional texting and then they launched WhatsApp.

When WhatsApp was launched, it became a paid app due to its fast increase in users, and then later became free again.
In 2014, Facebook bought WhatsApp and then continued making the app what it is today.

Ever since, WhatsApp has been adding new features making sure users have no option than to stick to that messaging app alone.

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At first, people were losing their chats when they migrate from one phone to another because WhatsApp only allowed users to backup on their phones.
WhatsApp solved that by making it possible for users to back up their chats to their Google Drive.

WhatsApp has also been an app that can only be used on one device, recently WhatsApp has added a new feature that allows users to use their WhatsApp on two or more different devices at a time.

It is now easy to use your WhatsApp on both your phone, laptop, and tablet, all of them will sync together.

Recently WhatsApp has given every user to decide on who can add him or her to any WhatsApp group and in this article, I am going to take you through how to set up who can add you to WhatsApp group.

How To Choose Who Can Add You To WhatsApp Groups

  1. Launch your WhatsApp app and click on the three vertical lines on the top right
  2. Select Settings
  3. Click on Account
  4. Go to Privacy
  5. Scroll down and you will see Groups
  6. Now select between Everyone, My Contacts, and My Contacts Except.
  • Everyone allows almost anybody that has your number to add you to groups.
  • My Contacts allows only people that you have saved their number to add you to WhatsApp Groups.
  • My Contacts Except means anybody in your contacts can add you but the contacts you will tick will be the only people that can not add you to Whatsapp groups.


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Gone were the days almost anybody can wake up and add you to WhatsApp groups.
Now WhatsApp has come to our aid, now you get to choose who can add you to the WhatsApp group and also get to exclude people that can never add you to a group.
And in this article, we also went through how to make it hard for people to add you to groups without your consent.

For more WhatsApp tricks you can check out how to know if someone has saved your number, and in that article we used WhatsApp for that trick, you can also click here to know how to message someone without saving the number.

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