A friend of mine on Facebook has added me to her Facebook group without my consent. I had to visit the group page and click on "Leave group" to leave it.

I don't want my friends to add me to their groups without my consent? Where is the related setting in the options list?

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You can't prevent people from adding you to groups - you can only leave a group once added.

See this Facebook article

Can I prevent people from adding me to a new group?

The functionality of approving a group membership is not available. Similar to being tagged in a photo, you can only be added to a group by one of your friends. When a friend adds you to a group, a story in the group (and in News Feed for Open or Closed groups) will indicate that your friend has added you to a group.

Please keep in mind:

  • Only your friends can add you to groups.
  • When a friend adds you to a group, you'll get a notification right away.
  • You can leave a group anytime. To do so, just go to the group page and click "Leave Group" in the right-hand column. Once you leave a group, you can't be added by anyone else unless you explicitly request to be re-added
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    I don't agree with the answer. Actually, I created a group yesterday and I added few of my friends and 2 were not added. They somehow did it. Thanks
    – user11415
    Jun 9, 2011 at 8:10

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