Instant messaging platform WhatsApp is up at something again, this time on a feature that lets you choose who can add you to a group.

According to WABetaInfo, a site dedicated to the latest WhatsApp features, the feature will allow users to screen people from adding them to groups. The invitation feature was initially introduced to WhatsApp Business and now the Facebook owned app will bring it to WhatsApp.

As of now, people can be added to WhatsApp groups without their permission. This feature will help users to add another layer to their privacy settings.

According to WABetaInfo, there would be three different options in the privacy settings:

Nobody: The user will always receive an invitation when someone wants to add them to a group. The user cannot be automatically added to a group.

My contacts: The user can be added to a group by people from his contacts. The user will receive an invitation to join a group if the person is not his contact list.

Everyone: The user can be added to a group without permission.

The feature is expected to be introduced to WhatsApp Beta soon. WhatsApp Beta receives the latest features from the instant messaging platform before they are made available to the stable version. If you wish try it out, you can do so by becoming a beta tester by clicking here. WhatsApp Beta lets you check out the latest WhatsApp features that are in testing. The beta version is also prone to a lot of bugs and crashes. If you face issues on a regular basis after downloading WhatsApp, you can withdraw from the testing program by clicking on the same link.


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