How to create and invite into a group

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You can create a WhatsApp group with up to 1024 members.

Create a group

  1. Tap New Chat > New Group.
    • If you have an existing chat on the Chats tab, tap New Group.
  2. Search for or select contacts to add to the group. Then, tap Next.
    • If your contact doesn’t have a WhatsApp account, you can choose to send them an invite link via SMS.
  3. You can choose to enter a group name. This will be the name of the group that all members will see.
    • The name limit is 100 characters.
    • You can add a group icon by tapping the
      camera tab
      . You can choose Take Photo, Choose Photo, Emoji & Stickers, or Search Web to add an image. Once set, the icon will appear next to the group in the Chats tab.
  4. You can choose to:
    • Turn Disappearing messages On.
    • Tap Group permissions to change group settings.
  5. Tap Create when you're finished.
Note: If a group name isn’t added, the name will be a list of the users in the group.

Invite into groups via links or QR code

If you're a group admin, you can invite people to join a group by sharing a link or QR code with them.
  1. Open the WhatsApp group chat, then tap the group name.
  2. Tap Invite to Group via Link.
  3. Choose Send Link Via WhatsApp, Share Link, Copy Link, or QR Code.
The admin can always make the previous invite link invalid and create a new link. To reset the link, tap Reset Link > Reset Link.
Note: Any WhatsApp user you share an invite link with can join the group. Only use this feature with people you trust. Anyone who was forwarded the link can join the group without additional approval from the group admin.

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