It is no surprise to see a new update. The popular instant messaging application is under constant review and development. Its team of programmers is very pending to correct their possible errors.

However, the filtering of this new feature can cheer up more than one user.

As it has been possible to filter WhatsApp is working on a new update that will incorporate the possibility of deciding who can add us to a group. Currently, anyone who has us as contact can add us to a group, regardless of whether we want to be part of it or not.

One of the most common complaints in this regard focuses not only on the discomfort of finding yourself in a group that you do not want but that your phone number is exposed to the rest of the group.

As we have been able to know the new feature would allow in the settings of the application to decide who can add us to the groups: All, My Contacts or Nobody.

That is, we would avoid that those who are not in our contact list invite us to a group or, directly, we would not allow anyone to invite us to a group.


The invitations to groups would open a new chat indicating that we have been invited to a group. We will have a period of 72 hours to respond to the invitation and otherwise, the invitation will expire (as if a link that has expired was).

The new feature is still in development and will soon become part of the beta versions for Android and iOS before launching it to other users.


We have all experienced the experience of having been added to a group in which we have not had the slightest interest. We consider it as typical of WhatsApp as in its day we considered normal the “harassment” we received on Facebook with invitations to games.

The funny thing is that the same day we have known the leak of this feature we have also reached a curious story.

As has been seen in some media, a Chinese restaurant in Murcia publicly apologized to their customers for adding up to 5 groups of WhatsApp. After a breakdown in the fixed-line of the establishment, the employer wanted to notify his clients of the change of number, for which he decided to use this option.

Although the exact figure has not transcended, it is estimated that up to 256 people have been affected. Regardless of how each one wanted to take it, they have seen their telephone number transcend before the other components of each group. (remember that in each group you can add a maximum of 50 members).

Will this new feature of the application be one of the most used, once implemented? Will it manage to limit this type of “abuse” or will it go unnoticed and will it not have a high level of use by users?


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