If you’re a WhatsApp user, you know how annoying it can get when people add you to certain groups without your permission. The situation gets worse if the groups that you are added to are unknown groups that have added you to sell products or promote their new services. Good news is that there’s a way to prevent this from happening.
There are some changes that users can make in the Settings section to prevent unknown people from adding you to groups. It allows you to customize who all can add you to groups. So, follow these simple steps:
— WhatsApp allows ‘everyone’ to add you to groups by default which makes it possible for anyone and everyone to add you to groups. So, all that you need to do is go to WhatsApp and click on the three dots on the top right corner of the screen.
— Then go to settings and tap account.
— Once you go to accounts, click on privacy and Groups. Here you need to change the default setting that’s set to everyone.
— The default setting can be changed from ‘everyone’ to ‘my contacts’ and ‘my contacts except’.
— So, you can make the choice depending on your preference and avoid unknown people from adding you to groups that you don’t want to be a part of.
In other related news, Google has announced that it will end support for services like Gmail, YouTube soon on old android devices. The company stated that users will not be able to sign in to their Google account on devices that are running Android 2.3.7 and earlier. The decision is going into effect from 27th September, 2021, and is being done to improve the overall security.
Google also talked about how signing into your Google account after the date would probably provide alerts with username or password errors. This is often going to extend to a bunch of Google’s services such as Gmail, YouTube, and Maps.