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How to avoid being added to random WhatsApp groups in 2021

WhatsApp groups have been very useful for conveying messages to the whole group regarding official work or any online lectures of students especially during the pandemic situation, moreover, it also connects you to your family and friends circle. But at the same time getting added to a random group can be too annoying for maximum users as getting message notifications now and then. In this article, we will know how to avoid being added to random WhatsApp groups.

By default, our WhatsApp messenger group privacy settings are set to Everyone, which means anyone with your WhatsApp number can add you to a group. However, WhatsApp has a feature to avoid being added to random groups by random people and also those who are already on your contact list.

How to avoid being added to random WhatsApp groups

How to avoid being added to random WhatsApp groups in four simple steps on Android

  1. Open WhatsApp 
  2. Tap on the three dots icon on the top-right corner
  3. Click on Settings, Account, and Privacy
  4. Now tap on groups. You will see three options here – Everyone, My contact, and My contacts except

Everyone: This means anyone with your phone number linked to WhatsApp messenger can add you to any random group.

My Contacts: If you enable this it will allow only people who are on your contact list to add you to any group. Moreover, if a random guy who is not in your contact can only invite you to join the WhatsApp group but cant add you directly.

My contacts except: By enabling this option you can be more specific by restricting people in your contact as per your choice to add you to a group. If the person whom you have restricted tries to add you to the WhatsApp group they can send a WhatsApp group invite, which you can accept or reject within a period of three days after which the invitation link will expire.

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How to avoid being added to random WhatsApp groups in four simple steps on iPhone:

  1. Open WhatsApp messenger
  2. Click on the three dots icon on the top-right corner
  3. Tap on Settings, Account, and Privacy
  4. Now click on groups. You will see three options here – Everyone, My contact, and My contacts except

You can select either of the three options at your convenience. 

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