WhatsApp is known for adding new features to its platform on a regular basis in order to keep users hooked to the instant messaging app and while WhatsApp now has over 1.3 billion users all over the world, the Facebook-owned platform is once again going to get a great new feature through which no one will be able to add you to a WhatsApp group without your permission.
It was earlier reported that WhatsApp is working on the Group Invitation feature for its users and now, WABetaInfo has reported that the WhatsApp Group Invitation feature has now been made available on Android beta version 2.19.55. Earlier, the feature was made available for users who joined the TestFlight beta program for iOS beta updates. That said, the WhatsApp Group Invitation feature is still at the very early stage of development and it has not been made available to all Android beta users. However, we do expect that this new WhatsApp feature will be made available for all beta users soon.
For those who are wondering how the WhatsApp Group Invitation feature will help them, then it is worth noting that media files shared on some WhatsApp groups might be taking a lot of storage and data from your device. You might finally decide to leave the group just to know that you have once again been added by another user and the story continues. This is when the WhatsApp Group Invitation feature will come in handy as other WhatsApp users will have to take your permission in order to add you in a WhatsApp group.
WhatsApp Group Invitation feature: Here’s how it will work
The new WhatsApp feature will be available at WhatsApp Settings > Account > Privacy > Groups.You will be able to choose who can add you to a new WhatsApp group. The options will include Everyone, My Contacts, and Nobody.If you choose the Nobody option, no one will be able to add you in a WhatsApp group without your permission.Even the Group admin won’t be able to add anyone without their permission.A new chat will be created which will have the permission to add you in a WhatsApp group with two options i.e. Accept or Decline.The WhatsApp Group Invitation will expire in 72 hours.