WhatsApp’s security settings have been a topic of conversation in recent months, even with social media users reporting secret updates to the application.
The last official update of WhatsApp Terms and Conditions is that of May 15, but an account (which by the way no longer exists) called @MobberleyNw claimed that the messaging platform had restored the chat group settings by default, reducing the security of users without their authorization. This meant that anyone could upload you to a group without your permission, whether they were your contact or not.
The reality is that the privacy settings of WhatsApp have not been modified, you can review and modify the terms and conditions of your app at any time whenever you want.
How to check your privacy on WhatsApp
- Enter WhatsApp
- Open the Menu (the three vertical dots in the upper right corner)
- Select ‘Settings’ and then ‘ Privacy’
- Click on the ‘ Groups’ section.
- You will see the options: ‘ All’, ‘ My contacts’ and ‘ My contacts, except …’
- Choose the last two options.
With these actions you will restrict your account only to the contacts you know and if someone else wants to add you to a WhatsApp group, they must first ask for your permission through a private message.