WhatsApp has Allegedly Started testing the group invitation Management Attribute in Android, a feature That Will Enable users to decide who Will add them into a group.
Thanks to this nifty feature, users may avoid being added to a WhatsApp group without their consent and offers them with three degrees of management over getting members of a WhatsApp group. The feature is now disabled by default, but was still spotted in code by beta watcher WABetaInfo. It could expected to be added shortly once the bugs and glitches have been ironed out.
The group invitation management feature spotted in the WhatsApp beta update (variant 2.19.55) is essentially the same feature that was released by means of a beta update for iOS TestFlight users. As mentioned above, the attribute is currently under the early stage of development and is not widely available to all members of this WhatsApp beta program for Android. The attribute’s coming on the Android platform through the beta station was seen by WABetaInfo.
The team invitation feature was not observable in the WhatsApp beta for Android in the time of writing, as checked in two separate builds –version 2.19.55 and variant 2.19.56. There’s no word when this attribute will be made available to beta testers, neither is there some information when it’ll be rolled out through the stable channel.
WhatsApp group invitation control attribute spottedPhoto Credit: WABetaInfo
As for the group invitation attribute itself, it can be retrieved by going through this route on WhatsApp’s Android client: Settings > Account > Privacy > Groups, WABetaInfo claims. The Everyone option will allow any WhatsApp user to include you to a group with no necessity to send an invite and wait for approval.
The My Contacts option will only allow users within an individual’s contact list to include users into a WhatsApp group without having to send an invitation, whereas the rest will be requested to send an invitation first that users can choose to accept or decline. The nobody setting will prevent everyone from adding users to a group. After that option is enabled, users will get an invitation if an admin wishes to add them to some WhatsApp group.