New WhatsApp feature gives you more control and measure of safety against fakery

Screengrab of WhatsApp TV advert publicising its campaign against misinformation in India.

WhatsApp, to avoid misinformation from spreading, will now let you stop people from adding you to groups.

They can still, however, add you by private invitation.

Access the new settings by going to “Account” within the “Settings” menu.

Select “Privacy” then “Groups”.

Now you can select who may add you to a group (either “Nobody”, “My Contacts” or “Everyone”).

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Toby Shapshak, Publisher at Stuff magazine.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and scroll down for quotes from it).

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