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In the following tutorial, check out three ways to avoid WhatsApp groups on Android and iPhone (iOS) phones. The procedures were performed on a Moto G7 Play with Android 9.0 (Pie) and on an iPhone XR running on iOS 13, but the tips also apply to other Apple smartphones or with the Google system.

How to block a group on WhatsApp? See three solutions Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudoHow to block a group on WhatsApp? See three solutions Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudo

How to block a group on WhatsApp? See three solutions Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudo

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On Android, keep the group pressed and tap on the indicated cone at the top of the screen. Now, choose the desired time and press "OK";

Silencing WhatsApp group on Android Photo: Reproduo / Helito BeggioraSilencing WhatsApp group on Android Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Silencing WhatsApp group on Android Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

In the case of the iPhone (iOS), slide the group to the side and tap "More". In the menu that appears, choose "Mute" and, finally, set the time.

Silencing WhatsApp group on iPhone Photo: Reproduo / Helito BeggioraSilencing WhatsApp group on iPhone Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Silencing WhatsApp group on iPhone Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Block group administrators

Step 1. Before leaving, open the group and tap on the name at the top of the screen to access the information. Then, go to the list of participants and tap on the name of the administrator;

Access the WhatsApp group data Photo: Reproduo / Helito BeggioraAccess the WhatsApp group data Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Access the WhatsApp group data Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Step 2. In the menu that appears, tap "View (person's name or number)". Finally, scroll the screen to the end, press "Block" and confirm. Remember to repeat the procedure with the other group administrators, if any.

Block all administrators on WhatsApp Photo: Reproduo / Helito BeggioraBlock all administrators on WhatsApp Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Block all administrators on WhatsApp Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Restrict who can add you to groups

Step 1. Open WhatsApp and access the messenger settings. Then, tap "Account";

Access your WhatsApp account settings Photo: Reproduo / Helito BeggioraAccess your WhatsApp account settings Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Access your WhatsApp account settings Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Step 2. Open "Privacy" and tap on the "Groups" option;

Open WhatsApp group privacy settings Photo: Reproduo / Helito BeggioraOpen WhatsApp group privacy settings Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Open WhatsApp group privacy settings Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Step 3. Choose the option "Only contacts, except …" and select all contacts by touching the button in the upper right corner of the screen. Finally, touch the green button to save. In this case, the only way to join groups is by invitation.

Adding exceptions to WhatsApp Photo: Reproduo / Helito BeggioraAdding exceptions to WhatsApp Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Adding exceptions to WhatsApp Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Ready! Take advantage of the tips and learn how to block a group on WhatsApp to prevent friends and strangers from adding you to collective conversations without your permission.

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