On April 3, 2019, the instant messaging platform announced plans to give users more control over group chats.This new update will come with a privacy feature that gives users the option of accepting or declining requests to join groups on the app.
Prior to this feature, WhatsApp users could be added to any group without their consent. Now, users have control over which groups they want to join.
“WhatsApp groups continue to connect family, friends, coworkers, classmates and more. As people turn to groups for important conversations, users have asked for more control over their experience,” the Facebook-owned company said in a statement.
“With these new features, users will have more control over the group messages they receive,” WhatsApp added.