Popular messaging application WhatsApp has introduced a new privacy setting for its users.

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The app is used worldwide by billions of people as a medium of communication.

According to the WhatsApp company, the new setting that allows one to decide which of his/her contact can add them to a new WhatsApp group is available but only on the latest app version.

The new privacy setting is done by navigating to "setting" the section of app and tap on the "account" then "privacy" then go "groups". Then you can select among these three menus "everyone", "my contacts" or "my contacts except".

"My contacts except" option provides additional control for you to choose among the contacts that can add you to a group.

This new change gives you the mandate to control for who among contacts can add you to a group without your permission.

“With these new features, users will have more control over the group messages they receive. These new privacy settings will begin rolling out to some users starting today and will be available worldwide in the coming days to those using the latest version of WhatsApp,” read a statement from the company as quoted by Citizen Digital

WhatsApp is useful to any as it facilitates both public and private conversation through end to end encryption.