Everyone uses WhatsApp nowadays. In fact, it is the easiest way to maintain contact with someone in a fast, but above all economical way. This application has significantly simplified our lives, but at the same time made us totally dependent on smartphones. Everywhere we look today, the tide of protectionist sentiment is flowing. This also depends on the number of people we interact with.
Practical or intrusive?
As everyone who uses this application knows, it is possible to create groups on WhatsApp. How many of us have never been in a group? This feature is very easy because it allows you to send a message to several people instead of having to send it to everyone individually. It is true, however, that it can be comfortable and simple, but also intrusive and inappropriate. Very often, in fact, they happen to be placed in groups in which we have nothing to do. Groups full of people we have never seen and are not interested in.
Usually these large groups are created to organize events, parties, birthdays or together to decide on the best gift for a friend. When we are disturbed by countless notifications that come constantly, we can use the “silence” function, which has been around for some time. This saves us from the constant and annoying sound of our phone, but does not magically make us disappear from the created group.
As many know, it is possible to leave a group, but this may not be very decent in the eyes of the participants. So, today we are talking about a new option, how to prevent someone from joining the WhatsApp group.
How is it possible? It will be necessary to create a contact list called a blacklist. Let’s see the steps to create it together. First of all, after opening WhatsApp, click on the “settings” item. From here you will need to go to the “Account” item. At this point, more items will appear, including “delete account”, “change number”, “security”, “privacy”. The second is what interests us. After clicking on “privacy”, you should go to “Groups” and from here on “my contacts except …”. This last option will open a window with the numbers we saved. Among them we will be able to choose who we will include in this black list.
Whoever we decide to put inside will be prevented from adding us to any group that decides to create an administrator. Here’s how to prevent someone from joining the WhatsApp group.