WhatsApp update brings invitation to add contacts in groups | Social networks

WhatsApp has launched a new function to add contacts in groups on Wednesday (3). Much awaited by messenger users, the feature gives more control to people as it allows her to choose who can add her to group conversations without notice.

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If an administrator tries to add someone to the group without authorization, WhatsApp displays an alert window indicating that a personal invitation must be sent via a private chat. In note to dnetc, WhatsApp in Brazil states that the privacy option is starting to arrive today for users of the latest version of the Android or iPhone (iOS) mobile app.

WhatsApp now lets you prevent contacts from adding to groups without permission Photo: Marvin Costa / dnetcWhatsApp now lets you prevent contacts from adding to groups without permission Photo: Marvin Costa / dnetc

WhatsApp now lets you prevent contacts from adding to groups without permission Photo: Marvin Costa / dnetc

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According to the official messenger blog, the new function can be accessed from the privacy section of the application settings. The same way to deactivate the last visa and read confirmation will be the option "Groups", where the user chooses who is able to add it to collective conversations without prior invitation. The control options are "Everyone", "My Contacts" and "Nobody".

Privacy option for group invitations Photo: Divulgao / WhatsAppPrivacy option for group invitations Photo: Divulgao / WhatsApp

Privacy option for group invitations Photo: Divulgao / WhatsApp

If one of the last two alternatives is configured, WhatsApp will give a warning to anyone who tries to add the contact to a group without permission. The window offers two options: cancel the action (not include the person in the chat) or send a private invitation to join the group. In the screenshots officially released by WhatsApp, an alert indicates that the invitation has an expiration time of 72 hours, ie the user has three days to decide whether to join the chat.

Privacy section has "groups" option to configure even in group chats Photo: Playback / dnetcPrivacy section has "groups" option to configure even in group chats Photo: Playback / dnetc

Privacy section has "groups" option to configure even in group chats Photo: Playback / dnetc

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