WhatsApp today announced it is rolling out changes to its messaging app to give users more control over how they engage with groups, thereby addressing one of the most pronounced privacy issues on the platform.
The Facebook-owned service said users will now have an option in their settings that allows them control who can add them to groups.
Users can choose between Nobody, My Contacts (people whose phone numbers they have saved in their phone), and Everyone — assuming they don’t have any reservations about random people adding them to different groups.
To add someone who has restricted access, users will be required to send a private message to the person with an invite link. That individual can then decide whether they wish to