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.
Note: You can’t hide group members’ phone numbers in a group.

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 Permissions, admins must approve anyone who wants to join the group. Learn how to approve new members as an admin in this article.

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