You May Finally Be Able To Reject Annoying WhatsApp Group Chat Invites

No more feeling awkward about immediately leaving a new group chat.

It is a feature that is way overdue, but WhatsApp may finally implement an update that would allow users to control how they join group chats

Everyone is probably familiar with group chats, especially since we all likely have one for family, another for extended family, and maybe two for work-related things.

The allegedly upcoming feature was reported by WABetaInfo on Tuesday, 12 February.

Currently only available to iOS beta testers, the 'Group Invitation' feature would allow users to control who is allowed to add them to groups.

Here's how the 'Group Invitation' feature will work:

The feature will be accessible via a WhatsApp user's 'Privacy' settings. When the update rolls out, a new 'Groups' option will be available in the menu.

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Users will be able to choose one of three options:
- Everyone: so basically, nothing changes and people can still add you into group chats without your permission.
- My Contacts: only people in your contacts will be able to add you into group chats without your express permission.
- Nobody: you will need to approve or reject every time you're added to a group chat.

Image via WABetaInfo

The invitation to join a group will appear in the form of a new chat

In the chat, you will be asked to either "Accept" or "Decline" to join a group chat, reported WABetaInfo.

Additionally, you will only have 72 hours to make your decision.

It was recently announced that Facebook planned to integrate the platform, WhatsApp, and Instagram into one giant service:

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