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Although it is INCORRECT that WhatsApp have suddenly made security worse for your WhatsApp account (they actually introduced the change in 2019 to make things *more* secure - see https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2021/05/19/whatsapp-group-settings-scam/ for an explanation) it is STILL WORTH FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW for those of you who didn't make these changes when they were first rolled out, and for newer users who will be unaware of said settings.

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Crimewatch have advised your WhatsApp settings have changed.

WhatsApp has changed its group settings to include “everyone” by default so people you don’t know can add you to a group without your knowing. These people may include scam messages, loan Sharks, etc. You can change its default settings as follows:

1. Go to WhatsApp:
2. Go into Settings
3. Go to Account
4. Go to Privacy
5. Go to Groups
6. Change from (Everyone) to (My Contacts)

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Stephen Parr (Police, Police Community Support Officer (Coach), Chester)