WhatsApp Updates Group Privacy Settings that include New Blacklist Option



WhatsApp originated group privacy settings earlier this year, giving users control over who can add them to group conversations. This restricts users from adding them to random groups, building a nuisance, and re-adding them when they leave. The messaging giant today proposes a minor change to this feature that does make a lot of sense.

To use this feature, users on the WhatsApp beta on iOS and Android can go to WhatsApp Settings and then tap on the Account then on Privacy and last click on the Groups. You will see the three options: Everyone, My Contacts, and My Contacts Except. That will enable users to block some contacts from adding them to a group.


According to WABetaInfo, this feature was found in the latest iOS and Android beta of WhatsApp Messenger, and there has been a small tweak to it as well. WhatsApp is remotely initiating the feature in iOS beta version and Android beta version 2.19.298.

Under the Group privacy setting, the “Nobody” option has been phased out in the new WhatsApp beta update. This option has been replaced by a “My Contacts Except” option, which enables you to reject contacts who can add you to groups without your permission. WABetaInfo first found it.

WhatsApp has also organized a group setting feature to enable users to see over the group’s functioning and select who can or cannot send messages, be the admin, and much more. We haven’t seen many modifications to this feature, but the messaging giant has now started working on developing new features particularly the dark theme.

Please be noted that this new feature is only available for WhatsApp Beta. You require to update your WhatsApp version to the 2.19.298 Android beta and iOS updates to try out the new feature.


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