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How To Prevent Someone From Adding You To A WhatsApp Group

Here is How To Prevent Someone From Adding You To A Whatsapp Group. WhatsApp is a mobile application platform as well as a social media app that has importantly attached itself to our lives. In every 24 hours, most smartphone users spend at least 5 hours using the world’s biggest instant chat application. This WhatsApp has become the avenue for most thriving businesses and social gatherings.

Even though this platform has provided this Chat Group features to help us in most of our business activities, most people abuse the opportunity.

It happens that we are added to most of the WhatsApp groups we belong to. Which can be irritating since there are always lots of unwanted advertisements, messages etc. And even audio, video and other media filling up your storage.

Since it is a platform where most business activities are conducted, most users find it extremely difficult to let go of the app. This is mostly one of the reasons why some WhatsApp users find it difficult to enjoy the use of the application.

This article is mainly about the strategies you can take on, to prevent anybody from adding you to any of these annoying groups without your knowledge.


How To Prevent Someone From Adding You To A Whatsapp Group

Though annoying, yet without knowing who added you to a WhatsApp group is more irritating. Below are some measures you can put in place to prevent this act. Especially with others who are not part of your contacts.

  1. Open the WhatsApp app and goto “Settings”
  2. In the next menu, look out for “Privacy”’
  3. After which you have to select “Groups”
  4. Finally, select “My Contacts”

After this setup, you cannot be added to any group by anyone who is not in your contact list. And this can happen with or without your permission.


How To Prevent Certain Contacts From Adding You To A Whatsapp Group

There might be certain contacts, which one way or the other, are fond of adding you up to WhatsApp groups without your permission. This might also be annoying in a way.

So to get that taken care of, follow the below steps outlined.

  1. Goto your “Settings” in WhatsApp
  2. Select ‘Privacy’ as usual
  3. Next is selecting “Groups” option
  4. In the next window, select ‘My contacts Except’.
  5. Select the contacts you want to exclude from adding you to groups.
  6. Click “Done”.

Bingo! You are now good to go. Not worrying about who is the next to add you to a whatsApp any group. And enjoying your use of WhatsApp.



Using Whatsapp is not only important for businesses and individuals, but it is also important for gatherings and associations for active communication and discussions.

While this is entirely true, it is rather unfortunate that most people tend to abuse the Whatsapp groups feature provided by the world’s biggest chat platform.

In this article, we discussed how to solve the problem of being added to Whatsapp groups without your consent, both by your contacts and other unknown people.

I hope this article was helpful to you. Kindly share your comments, reservations and questions with us in the comment box below or get in touch with us.

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