How to Stop Being Added to WhatsApp Groups

Furqan Shahid
How to Stop Being Added to WhatsApp Groups
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WhatsApp is perhaps one of the most popular instant messaging apps available out there on both iOS and Android and almost everyone who is using WhatsApp uses the app daily to contact friends and family. While everything is good about the app, the random moments when you are added into a WhatsApp group where you have no intention of staying or participating are annoying. Normally, people mute these groups altogether but that does not solve the issue like one would want it to be solved. Thankfully, there is a handy way that you can use to stop being added to WhatsApp groups.

This method is for everyone using the messaging app on Android and if you are someone who has gone through the painstaking experience of being in a WhatsApp group, then this guide is going to help you avoid that

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Stop Being Added to WhatsApp Groups and Be at Ease

The method to prevent people from adding you to WhatsApp groups is not at all difficult. It is the opposite, to be honest, but sadly for some, understanding the settings might be a bit confusing. Still, we are here to make things easier for you with the help of this tutorial.

Before you get started, it is important to know that this guide is especially for Android devices.

Step 1: You can start by launching WhatsApp on your Android device.

Step 2: Now tap on the three dots on the top right and then tap on Settings.

Step 3: Once you are in the next menu, type on Account.

Step 4: The next step that you have to go through is to tap on Privacy.

Step 5: Once you are in that menu, you can look at the "Groups" heading below. Tap on that.

Step 6: This is the last step, you can now go ahead and choose which option you are looking for. Since we are going to stop people from adding to WhatsApp groups, you can go ahead and select "My contacts except..." 

Step 7: You will now have to go ahead and select all the contacts that should not be able to add you into WhatsApp groups. I do understand that it is a tedious process, especially if you have a lot of contacts but once you have gone through it, the process becomes a lot easier.

Remember, this will stop people from adding you to WhatsApp groups. However, if you still want to be added to groups, you just have to ask the person to send you an invite link and you are good to go.

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