No more annoying group updates, WhatsApp is testing new feature "Group invitation"

NewsBharati    27-Feb-2019

California, Feb 27: Nowadays, WhatsApp is an inseparable part of the day to day life. But, the big annoying thing about WhatsApp is the updates on various groups. Now for this annoying updates, WhatsApp is working to solve this problem. The Facebook-owned company will soon let users have more control over groups on the app.

WhatsApp is probably to roll out a feature which will prevent users from being added without their permission.

According to WABetainfo, the website dedicated to WhatsApp updates, according to the new update WhatsApp beta on Android with the latest update. The feature is currently available on beta but not for all users. WhatsApp rolled out the same on its beta app for iOS.


The feature even though has been rolled out the latest 2.19.55. As per the report, the upcoming ‘Group Invitation’ feature will come in the privacy section.

Group Invitation will be available as a privacy feature on WhatsApp. It can be found in the ‘Settings’ menu under Account > Privacy > Groups. Here, users can select between three options – Everyone, My Contacts, and Nobody. ‘Everyone’ allows just anyone to add a user in a WhatsApp group. My Contacts will allow only saved contacts to add users in a group.

If users don’t wish to be added to any group, they can choose ‘Nobody’. This option, however, sends a request to the user if they wish to be added to a group. The group invitation request expires in 72 hours.