The popular messaging platform WhatsApp is finally adding to the control to block random users on group chats.
Earlier days WhatsApp release advanced search feature and its essential feature for the WhatsApp users during to search anything, but now messaging platform strict about its policy and protect user data from the hacker.
The Facebook-owned platform WhatsApp today announced it is rolling out a new change on its messaging app to give the user more control and how they engage with groups, consequently, the platform addressing one of the most essential parts of privacy issue on WhatsApp.
Also, the messaging platform said, the user will now have an option to manage who can add them to groups. The users can choose between My Contacts, Nobody and Everyone. But they don’t have any permission to adding random people to different groups.
Besides that someone who has confined to access, the users will be needed to send a private message to the person with an invite link. The separate can then decide to join the group through the invite link, which will be active for 72 hours.
The WhatsApp new feature is available through this way Setting > Account > Privacy > Groups, the company said that the feature roll out for some users starting today as a beginning and it will be rolled out to the users around world coming weeks, also the company said they can provide the updated version of WhatsApp.
The WhatsApp new options comes as an increasing number of users have expressed frustration over the spamming and unwanted messages they deal with groups.
The OnePlus co-founder Carl Pie also tweet “Is there are a way to stop people from adding me to WhatsApp.”
Is there a way to stop random people from adding me to WhatsApp groups? The app is unusable to me due to this…
— Carl Pei (@getpeid) March 9, 2017
The messaging platform continuously protects users data by proving many updates and today the company said in a statement, “as people turn to groups for essential conversations and the users also asked more control over their positive experience.”