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We've all been there - been invited to join a Whatsapp group that we really don't want to belong to. But there are a few unspoken rules that we need to abide by. 

There's a certain etiquette that one needs to keep in mind. For example, you can't just ghost from the group - if you leave - everyone will know.

Don't be offensive

This refers to jokes as well. Just because you might find it funny, doesn't mean the rest of the group will. So anything that has to do with race, religion and sex is most probably a big no.

No ghosting

There's no dignified way to exit a group - believe me - I've tried. Instead, mute the chat. Your WhatsApp settings has a mute function. Hey, you can even mute for up to a year!

No fake news

Most of us are probably guilty of it. You see a post on social media and immediately believe it. Next thing you know, you're sharing it on the group chat. An aunt once posted a picture of some random woman to the group, saying that people should be careful because she's been seen around primary schools trying to abduct children. Long story short, the woman in question went straight to the media and demanded to know who was spreading lies about her.


Stop with the chain letters

It was annoying then, and it's still annoying now.

Don't reply to every chat

Radio silence for a few hours is fine. You don't need to have an opinion about everything that someone posts to the group.