Description: Prior to the Lok Sabha elections, WhatsApp announced new privacy setting to the Group Invitation System so that more control over who can be added to groups. Users now have three options to choose ‘Nobody,’ ‘My Contacts’ or ‘Everyone’. Previously, WhatsApp users could be added to groups without their consent.
Now when users choose ‘Nobody’ option, they need to allow you to join each group invited, and ‘My contact’ can only include those users in their address book to group them, the Facebook-owned company said in a statement.
For users who choose the above settings, a person who invites a group will be asked to send a private invitation through each chat, so that users will have the choice to join the group. Users will have three days to accept any group invitation after which it will expire. The ‘Everyone’ option will open up to add users to any app so far, such as it still remains on the app.
To enable the feature, users can go to the “Settings” option in the Whatsapp app and select one of the three options under Privacy Settings.
“With these new features, users will have more control over the group messages they receive,” WhatsApp said.
These new privacy settings are going to be available worldwide in the coming weeks on the latest version of the volume.
Whatsapp has been counted as one of the largest markets in India with more than 200 million users, and therefore, this step is considered to be the world’s largest democracy in comparison to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
The Election Commission had issued a few dos and don’ts on social media platforms with WhatsApp and because they were not allowed to broadcast false news or unwanted messages that could influence voting, they agreed to cooperate. Among people
Last month, it was said that Whatsapp is testing a new feature that tells users how many times the message has been sent and if they have a ‘frequently forwarded’ message. Last year, it had restricted forwarding messages to five chats at once.