WhatsApp Starts Testing Group Invitation Feature for Android, Shows Latest 2.19.55 Update

WhatsApp will soon allow its users to disable the automatic addition to a group giving them the full permission

By February 27th, 2019 AT 9:10 AM
Highlights
  • WhatsApp already spotted testing group invitation feature for iOS
  • WhatsApp turned ten yesterday and also promised more new features on the platform

WhatsApp is rolling out new updates almost every other day to its Android and iOS apps. A few weeks ago, WhatsApp started rolling out a new update with Group invitation feature to the iOS beta users and reports said that the same feature would very soon come to the Android users as well. WhatsApp is doing the same and with the Android 2.19.55 update, the company is seen testing the Group invitation feature for the Android users out there. WhatsApp Group invitation feature is currently in the developing state which means the Android users will be able to enjoy the feature very soon. The Facebook-owned messaging platform is yet to reveal official rollout timeline details of the feature. A report coming from WABetaInfo notes, “The feature will be enabled in future and it requires a lot of time to be enabled because WhatsApp wants to ensure the best bug-free experience for you.”

WhatsApp Group Invitation: How It Works?

So what is a Group invitation feature? Going by the name by enabling this feature no Group admin will be able to add you to a group without your prior permission. Basically, with this feature, you’ll be able to decide which WhatsApp group you want to join and which you don’t. The feature comes with three options – Everyone, My Contacts and Nobody.

You can get these options in the Privacy menu of WhatsApp. All you’ll need to do is, go to Privacy>Groups> then choose between Everyone, My Contacts and Nobody option. The Everyone option is when you allow everyone to add you in any group, something like the current situation when the Group Admin doesn’t need permission to add anyone in a group.

Next is My Contacts option which when enabled will only allow your contacts to add you in a group without your permission. Anyone who isn’t your contact will not be able to add you to a group without your permission. An invitation letter will be first sent to you and it’s only after you accept the invite that the admin can add you to the Group. Last and the third option is Nobody which is one of the best options which will require everyone be it your contact or not to take your permission before adding in a group. After this option is enabled every time a group admin tries to add you to a group and it’s in your hands whether you want to join the group by accepting the invitation.

WhatsApp Turned Ten This Month

It has been ten years since the inception of WhatsApp and the Facebook-owned company is reminding everyone the same. Over the last few years, WhatsApp has grown as the social media leader when it comes to instant messaging with no competition whatsoever. In a tweet, WhatsApp mentioned that it’s going to introduce several new features this year and asking its users to stay tuned for the same.

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