WhatsApp introduces a new privacy setting feature to help people to seek approval from users before adding them to the WhatsApp groups. This move will improve the privacy that the government has been rising for 6 months.
“As users turn to groups for important communication, people have asked for control over their experience. Now, we are announcing a new feature for privacy setting and force users to decide who can add to your groups,” the Facebook stated in a statement on Wednesday.
“We are updating the feature to a subset of users and improving the feature from there. Now, we are starting in India with the beta version and will extend from there. We inspire users to update their WhatsApp to the newest version,” reported the spokesperson.
The company did not specify how many of its assessed more than 200 million users in India presently have access to the settings.
Officials from the IT ministry, that has been forcing WhatsApp to ensure the user consent, stated Facebook.
“To enable the latest version of WhatsApp, first go to Setting in your App, then click on Account, head on Privacy -> Groups and choose one of 3 options such as ‘Nobody’, ‘Everyone’, or ‘My Contacts’. Among these three option, ‘Nobody’ option means you will have to agree to join each group to which you are invited. Where, ‘My Contacts’ means only people you have in your contact lists, only can add you to WhatsApp groups,” Company said.
WhatsApp reported that the, with these new features of a group setting, users will have more control over WhatsApp group messages that they receive. This new feature will start rolling out to beta users from Wednesday and will be accessible globally in coming weeks with the latest version of WhatsApp.