WhatsApp Messenger 2.19.298 – Download Group Privacy Settings Update

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As we all know that recently WhatsApp has launched its new update for Indian users in which new group privacy settings were introduced. Now he has started testing this security feature worldwide. This latest feature of WhatsApp was introduced in the version 2.19.298 and this feature is available for both Android and iOS. Right now it’s in beta stage but soon the stable version will be available to download. In the previous version, Nobody option was available in Group Privacy Settings whereas now latest Blacklist option has been introduced by the officials. And users can now listen to voice messages in the latest Whatsapp desktop app.


WhatsApp Messenger Version 2.19.298- Download

Android Application WhatsApp Messenger
File Name whatsapp-2.19.298.apk
Total Size 34.93 MB
Latest VersionĀ  2.19.298
Minimum Android Version Required
Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich MR1, API 15)
Updated On 23-October-2019
MD5 17e141638b713387dfb34b1d0d7eb248


The latest blacklist feature was not available in the old WhatsApp Versions. If you download the latest version of WhatsApp and you do not see this update, then you have to take the chat backup history and then you have to install the latest version of Whatsapp again to use this feature.

FAQ’s about WhatsApp 2.19.298

Question 1: How to Check New Whatsapp Group Option?

Answer- Go Step by step

  • Open WhatsApp Settings
  • Then go account tab
  • Then open privacy
  • Then open group option.
  • Now you will see three different options 1. Everyone 2.My Contacts, and 3. My Contacts Except.

Question 2: How to Download WhatsApp 2.19.298?

Answer- Follow the following steps

  • Download the APK file from the above link.
  • Now take complete chat backup.
  • And delete the application.
  • Go to setting and enable unknown sources option.
  • Then Install the downloaded apk file and restore the backup.

Question 3: Which version of Whatsapp is having Group Privacy Settings Update

Answer- Version 2.19.298 and Above


With the help of “The My Contacts Except option” users can select the people who have to gain approval before adding you to a group. Users can select few friends, or if they want to include the complete contact list then they have to put all the users in that list.

WEBetainfo points out that to add a person in the list you would be required to add the contacts manually. The My Contact option can be used to add users to your group directly from your address book, the Everyone option wouldn’t have these restrictions.

WAbetainfo also tells that WhatsApp Web would listen to your voice messages all the time. This feature was showcased a couple of months back on the Android app and now is available on the Whatapp web aswell. This feature also enables alto playing of all the voice notes that are sent consequently.

For more information and latest updates stay tuned.

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