Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Home Lead Story WhatsApp Announces New Privacy Setting and Group Invite System

WhatsApp Announces New Privacy Setting and Group Invite System

These new privacy settings have begun rolling out and would be available worldwide in the coming weeks on the latest version of WhatsApp

To give users more control over who could add them to a Group, Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp announced a new privacy setting and Group invite system on Wednesday.

On the Privacy menu under Groups, users would get three options to select from – ‘Nobody’, ‘My Contacts’ or ‘Everyone’.

“The ‘Nobody’ option means you’ll have to approve joining every group to which you’re invited and ‘My Contacts’ means only users you have in your address book can add you to groups,” the company said in a statement.

whatsapp
WhatsApp has made a series of changes, including labeling forwarded messages to inform users when they have received something not from their immediate contacts. Pixabay

For users who choose the above settings, the person inviting them to a group would be prompted to send a private invite through an individual chat, giving users the choice of joining the group.

People would have three days to accept any group invite after which it would expire.

Also Read- Retail Giant Walmart Adding Voice-shopping Feature on Google Assistant

The ‘Everyone’ option would open users to be added to any group, just like it has remained on the app so far.

These new privacy settings have begun rolling out and would be available worldwide in the coming weeks on the latest version of WhatsApp. (IANS)

STAY CONNECTED

19,134FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,781FollowersFollow

Most Popular

Virtual ‘Deepotsav’ in Ayodhya Instead of Ram Lila

The Ayodhya administration has denied permission for Ram Lila in Ayodhya due to the coronavirus pandemic, however, the administration has started preparations to organize...

Changes in Diet and Lifestyle for a Healthy Heart

This World Heart Day, let's have a light-hearted conversation about the importance of having a healthy heart and how one should take care of...

Heart Disease in Teens Related to Diabetes Exposure in Womb: Study

In a major study, researchers have revealed that heart disease in young adults and teenagers may be related to exposure to diabetes in the...

Evergreen Magic of the Legendary Dev Anand

Dev Anand was one of the earliest superstars of the Hindi film industry, long before the term was officially coined by the Bollywood press....

B-Town’s ‘Ma Saraswati’ Lata Mangeshkar Turns 91

 Lata Mangeshkar turned 91 on Monday, and celebrities took to social media to greet the living legend. Actress Kangana Ranaut tweeted: "Wishing legendary #LataMangeshkar Ji...

Tobacco Kills 20% of All People Who Die From Coronary Heart Disease Every Year

The World Health Organization reports tobacco kills 1.9 million people, or 20 percent of all those who die every year from coronary heart disease....

Even Low Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy Can Impact Child’s Brain Development

Researchers have found that even low levels of alcohol consumption during pregnancy can have an impact on a child's brain development. The study, published in...

Pandemic May Cause a Global Tsunami of Mental Health Problems: Researchers

Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found that Covid-19 pandemic will cause a global tsunami of mental health problems. Mental health problems were already a...

Recent Comments