Telegram Groups are a great way to keep in touch with a specific group of friends or family members. You get to see the funny things others post and the silly things they say to each other. But, if you don’t change up the right security settings, anyone can add you to a group without your permission.
How to Strengthen Telegram Group Security
Unless you want your phone to practically explode with group notifications, it’s best to limit who can add you to a group. Thay way, you only get group notifications for groups you actually care about.
To stop anyone from adding you to a Telegram group without asking you first, go to:
Once you’re in the groups’ section, you can choose to have only your contacts add you to groups. If you’re not generally added to groups, but you have that one friend that creates a group for just about anything, you can make exceptions.
Below, you’ll see the exceptions section. If you decided that only your contacts can add you to groups, you want to blacklist that one friend. To do that, tap on the Never allow option and choose that contact. When you go back to the group’s section, you’ll see how many users you’ve added to the never allow list.
There’s also an always allow option for those contacts you trust that won’t add you to a million groups. It would be better if there was an option where no one would add to a group. Hopefully, Telegram will add that option soon. If you didn’t make the changes soon enough and someone added you to a group, you can always leave the Telegram group.
Some people may add others without asking, thinking that you can always leave if they don’t like it. But if you like to be asked first, there’s a way to make that happen; since they can’t add you, they’ll be forced to ask if they really want to add you. How do you feel about groups?
It must have occurred to you that you have become a member of a group in Telegram, a group that you even did not know existed before. Many people add you to their channels and groups. This is especially annoying when you are invited to these groups unintentionally and sometimes by strangers. But the good news is that you can prevent strangers from adding you to Telegram groups by changing your Telegram settings. Join us in this article to know how to apply the trick!
Steps to Avoid Being Added to Telegram Groups by Unknown People
If you do not want to allow different anonymous people to add you to different groups and channels, you can act through the Telegram settings. These settings consist of two parts: open Telegram permission settings and change the group add permissions
How to Open Telegram Permissions Settings
To enter the permissions settings section of being added to Telegram groups by unknown people or your contacts, just follow the steps below.
By reaching this part of the settings, you can now specify who will be allowed to edit you to different Telegram groups.
How to Set the Permissions of Add to Telegram Groups by Unknown People
The page you see at this point consists of two sections. In the following, we will discuss in detail how to give permission to unknown people or your contacts to invite you to Telegram groups and channels.
Always allow: In this section you specify which audience is always allowed to invite you to Telegram groups. Suppose you only allow your telegram audience to do this, now if you want to allow some anonymous users (people who are not among your contacts) to add you to Telegram groups, just follow the steps below.
This way, this person can invite you to different Telegram groups, even though they are not your contact and you do not have their mobile number stored on your phone.
Never Allow: With this option, you can select people who you do not want to invite you to a group. Suppose you only allow your Telegram contacts to do this, now if you do not want to allow some of your contacts to add you to a Telegram group, just follow the steps below.
This way, these people will not be able to add you to different Telegram groups, even though they are your contacts and you have their mobile number saved on your phone.