Invite People to or Add Participants in WhatsApp Group

Written by Thirumalraj

Let’s see the steps to complete this task and remove participants.

You can also invite people to join the WhatsApp group, which you’ll see at the bottom of this post.

I use Windows 11 PC, Google Pixel 4a (Android 12), and iPhone X.

Remember that you need to be a group admin to follow the steps in this guide.

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Add Participant to WhatsApp Group on iPhone or Android Phone

Here are the steps:

  1. Open the WhatsApp app.
  2. Open the group in which you want to add a member.
  3. Tap the group name at the top.
  4. Locate Add participants option. Hit it. You can now view your WhatsApp contacts.
  5. Choose all the contacts you want to add. I’m choosing a single one here.
  6. Hit the Tick icon at the bottom right if you’re using Android. If you’re on an iPhone, tap Add at the top right and hit Add on the popup.

That’s all. You successfully added the participant, and that person got notified about it.

Add Group Participant on WhatsApp Web

Open WhatsApp Web.

Hit the group chat and click on the group subject at the top.

You will see the “Add participant” option on the right sidebar. Click on it.

Select the contact(s) you want to add. I’m choosing a single one here.

Click on the Tick icon.

Hit the Add Participant button on the popup, and that’s it.

You successfully added the participant, and that person got notified about it.

How to Remove Someone from a WhatsApp Group

Let’s see how to do this on Android, iPhone, and WhatsApp Web.

Android or iPhone

Open the WhatsApp group chat and hit the name at the top.

Find the participant’s name and then hit it.

Select Remove From Group option in the popup if you’re using iPhone. Select Remove (member name) in the popup if you’re on Android.

Hit Remove if you’re using an iPhone. If you’re on Android, hit OK.

That’s it.

Remember, the removal of that group member and by whom will be notified on the group’s chat screen.

WhatsApp Web

Open WhatsApp Web and hit the group chat you want.

Hit the name at the top.

On the right sidebar, find the participant name you want to remove.

Please hover your mouse over it and hit the down arrow.

Select the Remove option.

Hit Remove in the popup, and that’s all.

Remember, the removal of that group member and by whom will be notified on the group’s chat screen.

Invite Someone to Join the WhatsApp Group

When you invite someone, the person will get a link to join the group. And remember that any WhatsApp user with that link can use it to join the group.

Let’s see how to invite on Android, iPhone, Desktop, and Web.

Android or iPhone

Here are the steps:

Open the WhatsApp group and hit its name at the top.

Scroll down until you see the “Invite to Group via Link” (if you’re on iPhone) or the “Invite via link” (if you’re on Android). Hit that option.

If you’re on the iPhone, you are on the “Invite to Group via Link” screen. On Android, you are on the “Invite link” screen.

There, you can see the link along with these options:

  • Send link via WhatsApp – You can find this one on Android only. Using this option, you can send the link via WhatsApp.
  • Share Link – This is for sharing the link using other apps.
  • Copy Link – This option is for copying the link.
  • QR Code – This one shows the group QR code, which you can share, and the recipients of this QR code can join the group using this. Use the Share icon at the top right to share this.

Note: The Reset QR Code option is for resetting the QR code. You need to hit the three vertical dots at the top right on Android to see this option.

Hit the option and hit Reset. That’s all. When you reset it, both the existing QR code and the invite link become invalid, and you can see the new one.

  • Reset Link – This one is for resetting the link. Hit it and hit Reset Link in the popup. That’s it. If you use this option, the current link becomes invalid, and you can see a new one.

Please choose the one you prefer, and that’s it.

WhatsApp Web or Desktop App

Here are the steps:

Open the group and hit its name at the top.

You can find the “Invite to group via link” on the right sidebar. Click on it.

Now you can view the link along with these three options:

  • Send link via WhatsApp – For sending the link via WhatsApp.
  • Copy link – For copying the link.
  • Reset link – For resetting the link. Hit it and click Reset Link in the popup. That’s all.

Please choose the one you prefer, and that’s it.

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