I have been invited to a group chat that I don't want to be in. I left the group and then was re-invited. The invitations automatically bring me into the group, complete with pop-up notifications and all.

I don't want to block the people inviting me to the group since they are acquaintances and friends that I routinely gchat with individually, but I would prefer to have a say in whether or not I join the group. Is there a way to prevent auto-joining all groups I'm invited to?

I don't want to be forcefully pulled into a group chat and have the notifications popping up for a conversation I don't even have any interest in.


I know that this question is old, but for people who come here searching for answers, you need to:

For in Browser:

1) Open Hangouts and navigate to settings by clicking the down arrow next to your name

2) Click on "Customize invite settings"

3) Select Customized, and choose who needs an invite and who doesn’t.

For in app

1) Open The hangouts App

2) Click on the 'Menu' button and navigate to settings

3) choose your email

4) Click on Customize invitations and choose who needs an invite and who doesn’t.

From: https://productforums.google.com/forum/m/#!msg/hangouts/uH_8zIv8rBs/3QvjLVVHCAAJ

  • Thanks for the edit, @jonsca. I totally forgot to source it! – Spacejet Mar 24 '19 at 18:35
  • No problem. I appreciate very much that you complied. – jonsca Mar 24 '19 at 20:43
  • Old but still relevant and I still face this issue. Thank you. – leigero Mar 25 '19 at 13:34
  • You're welcome, @leigero! – Spacejet Mar 26 '19 at 2:10

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