How to make changes to groups

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By default, any group member can change the group name, icon, description, or send messages. However, a group admin can change group settings to allow only admins to edit group info or approve new members.
Change group info
Change the group name
  1. Open the WhatsApp group chat, then click the group name.
    • Alternatively, click
      more options
      or
      menu
      in the top corner > Group info.
  2. Click
    edit
    to the right of the group name.
  3. Enter a new name, then click
    check mark
    to save.
    • The name limit is 100 characters.
    • You can add emoji to your name by clicking
      emoji
      .
Change the group icon
  1. Open the WhatsApp group chat, then click the group name.
    • Alternatively, click
      more options
      or
      menu
      in the top corner > Group info.
  2. Hover over
    add group
    , then click CHANGE GROUP ICON.
  3. Choose to View photo, Take photo, Upload photo, Emoji & Sticker, or Web Search to add a new image or Remove photo.
Change the group description
  1. Open the WhatsApp group chat, then click the group name.
    • Alternatively, click
      more options
      or
      menu
      in the top corner > Group info.
  2. Click
    edit
    to the right of the group description.
  3. Enter a new description, then click the gray check mark
    check mark
    to save.
    • You can add emoji to your description by clicking
      emoji
      .
Approve new members as a group admin
If Approve New Members is turned on in Group Settings, admins must approve anyone who wants to join the group.
  1. On the Chats tab, below the group’s name there will be a notification if there are pending requests.
  2. Click the pending requests message to access Pending participants.
  3. If you approve someone, they’ll be added to the group. If you dismiss their request, they won’t be added.
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