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WhatsApp for iOS latest update lets you control who can add you to groups

27 November 2019 0

WhatsApp for iOS has received an update that brings a few important changes to the app to enhance your chat and voice call experience.

With the latest update installed you will be able to choose to accept an incoming WhatsApp call while you’re already on another call. So, you can choose to switch to the new call when you see a waiting call.

The update also brings an updated Chats screen design for a quick and scanned look at your messages. The exact change is not disclosed but you can experience it once you update your WhatsApp app on iOS.

The third change the update brings is the new privacy setting that allows you to control who can add you to groups. While adding you to the group, admins will have the option of sending you a private invite instead. So, you can decide if you want to be a part of that group or not. This is a great added ability since not everyone wants to be part of a certain group without their consent. This feature gives users the right to accept or deny completely. So, you can stop people from adding you to WhatsApp Groups on iPhone as well.

Option available on Android (for reference only)

This feature has been available to the users on Android for months now and is now getting added to iOS. The changelog of the update for iOS doesn’t elaborate much but expect it to work similarly to what is available for Android users. But it does guide you to go to Settings> Account> Privacy> Groups to get started. Once inside it, you will see “who can add me to groups?” with three options, “Everyone,” “My contacts,” “My contacts except...” Also, with a message stating “admins who can’t add you to a group will have the option of inviting your privately instead.” By default, “Everyone” is selecting, meaning admins can add you to any group.

The version of the WhatsApp update that brings this feature to iOS is 2.19.120.


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