WhatsApp Rolls Out New Feature to Identify Unknown Group Chats

Being added to an unknown chat group can be quite frustrating. To address this issue, Meta has introduced an update to WhatsApp that aims to give users more information about unknown group chats. This new feature will help users understand the context of the groups, making the experience less unpleasant.

The update brings a new pop-up feature that appears when someone adds you to a group chat. This pop-up provides details about the group, similar to the one users see when they receive a message from someone not in their contacts. Specifically, the pop-up will show who created the group, who added the user, and when they create the group. This additional information can help users decide whether they want to stay in the group or leave it immediately.

WhatsApp Rolls Out New Feature to Identify Unknown Group Chats

If users find themselves annoyed when someone adds them to a group, the pop-up includes an “Exit Group” button. This allows users to leave the group instantly without having to navigate through several menus. On the other hand, if users are okay with staying in the group, they can simply dismiss the pop-up and start participating in the chat.

A Meta spokesperson explained to 9to5Mac, “This gives WhatsApp users an additional layer of safety and security, building on other tools like silencing unknown callers, chat lock, in-app privacy check-up, and controlling who can add you to groups as we continue building more ways for people to control their privacy.”

In addition to this new feature, WhatsApp offers users the option to control who can add them to group chats. Users can choose to allow anyone to add them, or they can restrict this to only their contacts, providing further control over their privacy and group chat experiences.

See Also: WhatsApp For Android Gets Voice Message Transcription Feature

Last month, WhatsApp introduced several other new features, such as the ability to send photos and videos in HD by default and enhancements to video calls. Earlier in the year, the app received a refreshed interface for both iOS and Android, improving the overall user experience.

WhatsApp is available for free on the App Store, but it’s important to note that the new features may take some time to appear on all devices. Meta continues to improve the app, ensuring it remains a top choice for messaging with its robust privacy and user control features.

By implementing these updates, WhatsApp aims to provide users with a more secure and comfortable messaging experience, reducing the annoyance and potential security risks associated with being added to unknown chat groups.

See Also: WhatsApp to Launch a New Group Feature for Improving Transparency

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Onsa Mustafa

Onsa is a Software Engineer and a tech blogger who focuses on providing the latest information regarding the innovations happening in the IT world. She likes reading, photography, travelling and exploring nature.

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