How to add and remove group members

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You can add up to 1024 members to a group if you’re an admin or if admins have chosen to keep their group open for anyone on WhatsApp to join.

Add members

  1. Open the WhatsApp group chat, then tap the group subject.
    • Alternatively, tap and hold the group in the Chats tab. Then, tap
      more options
      > Group info.
  2. Tap Add or Invite via Link.
  3. Search for or select contacts to add to the group.
  4. Tap
    check mark
    .
    • You’ll see Frequently contacted contacts as potential contacts to add to your group.
  5. If the group has Approve New Members turned on, and there are pending requests to join the group, an admin can review these requests.

Add members through the group context card

A group context card gives people more information about the group when they’re first added. When you first create a group, you can also invite people through the context card. If you’re a group admin, you can invite people to join a group with the group context card.
  1. Open the group chat you want to add members to.
  2. Click + Add members.
  3. Select members.
  4. Click
    select
    .

Remove members

  1. Open the WhatsApp group chat, then tap the group subject.
    • Alternatively, tap and hold the group in the Chats tab. Then, tap
      more options
      > Group info.
  2. Tap the member you want to remove.
  3. Tap Remove {member} > OK.
Note: If you’ve added too many contacts to groups, you might need to wait 24 hours to add more contacts to groups.

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