WhatsApp on Wednesday announced that it is rolling out a new privacy setting which will help you decide who can add one to groups, preventing junk developments which are a pain point for many consumers. The instant messaging program is bringing an invitation system for groups to essentially give users the choice of joining the group. The newest update is vital considering the forthcoming election season in India that has pushed many political parties to utilize instant messaging programs and social media networks as a major source to influence the public.
WhatsApp said in a press notice on Wednesday that via the privacy setting and invite system, users might have more control within the group messages they get.
To restrict joining of new groups on WhatsApp, there will be the particular privacy setting that can be accessed by going to Account > Privacy > Groups in the WhatsApp settings menu and three different options will soon be available on the display, namely Nobody, My Contacts, and Everyone.
If you decide on the Nobody option, you’ll need to approve joining every WhatsApp set to which you’re invited. There will also function as Everybody alternative that won’t include any restriction.
In the event if you have selected the Nobody alternative, the person inviting you to a group will be asked to send you a private invitation through an individual chat. The private invite will expire three days after its receipt. Moreover, similar are the case if you will choose the My Contacts alternative and somebody who’s not from the address book attempts to invite you into some group.
But, WhatsApp has revealed that the new development will begin rolling out to a users beginning now and will be available globally in the coming weeks. You need to have the hottest WhatsApp variation in your device to experience the change.
Several instances of bogus news flow through WhatsApp groups emerged in the past. Spam group invitations also have annoyed a large number of users for quite a while. In May this past year, WhatsApp announced that it had made it harder for users to become re-added to classes they have left to decrease spam collection invites to a certain extent.
Earlier this week, WhatsApp announced the inclusion of some”Checkpoint Tipline” in India which will help people assess the credibility of the information that they get on the instant messaging app. The Facebook-owned firm also added the choice to allow users submit misinformation or rumours they receive to the Checkpoint Tipline on WhatsApp. The movement was essential to curb the proliferation of misinformation and misleading content through WhatsApp throughout the elections which are kicking off next week.