WhatsApp users are still waiting for the chat app to release a useful feature that was announced months ago.
WhatsApp is the world’s most popular chat app, with around 1.5billion people using the Facebook-owned chat app each month.
This is 200million more users than its nearest rival Facebook Messenger, with WeChat, Viber and LINE further behind.
The success hasn’t led the WhatsApp team to rest on their laurels though, and they often add new features to the chat app.
Dark Mode is one of the most highly anticipated WhatsApp features, but there’s another new addition that looks set to be extremely useful.
Three months ago WhatsApp announced brand new privacy settings for groups, which would enable group invitations on the chat app.
However, despite being announced in February the feature still hasn’t made it to the vast majority of WhatsApp fans, according to a post by WABetaInfo.
On Twitter the WhatsApp news portal tweeted: “3 months ago WhatsApp has announced the new Privacy Settings for Groups.
“WhatsApp has enabled the feature for a few people, and we are still waiting.”
The new privacy settings for groups was detailed in previous a blog post by WhatsApp.
In it they said: “WhatsApp groups continue to connect family, friends, coworkers, classmates and more.
“As people turn to groups for important conversations, users have asked for more control over their experience.
“Today, we’re introducing a new privacy setting and invite system to help you decide who can add you to groups.
“To enable it, go to Settings in your app, then tap Account > Privacy > Groups and select one of three options: ‘Nobody’, ‘My Contacts’, or ‘Everyone’. ‘Nobody’ means you’ll have to approve joining every group to which you’re invited, and ‘My Contacts’ means only users you have in your address book can add you to groups.
“In those cases, the person adding you to a group will be prompted to send a private invite through an individual chat, giving you the choice of joining the group.
“You’ll have three days to accept the invite before it expires.
“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 weeks to those using the latest version of WhatsApp.”
WhatsApp fans are also waiting for the highly anticipated launch of a Dark Mode, which reportedly had a beta test earlier this year.
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