How to Allow Admins Only to Change WhatsApp Group Subject, Description, and Icon

By default, any group participant can change the subject, description, icon, and disappearing messages setting.

If you prefer to let only admins change those, follow the steps below. Remember that you need to be an admin of the group to follow the steps in this guide.

Let’s see how to do this. I use Windows 11 PC, Google Pixel 4a (Android 12), and iPhone X.

Allow Admins Only to Change WhatsApp Group Description, Subject, and Icon (Android Phone)

Here are the steps:

  1. Launch the WhatsApp app.
  2. ​In the “Chats” tab, long-press the group chat.
  3. Tap three vertical dots at the top and select “Group info” between “Add chat shortcut” and “Mark as unread (or Mark as read).”
  4. Tap the “Group settings” option, then the “Edit group info” option above Send messages.
  5. In the popup, select “Only admins” and tap OK.

Note: You can revert by choosing “All participants.” Tap OK.

Allow Admins Only to Change WhatsApp Group Icon, Subject, and Description (iPhone)

Open the WhatsApp app.

In the “Chats” tab, slide the group chat to the left. Select “More” and then the “Group Info” option.

Tap the “Group Settings,” then the “Edit Group Info” option.

At the bottom, tap the “Only Admins” option in the popup.

Note: To revert, choose the “All Participants” option.

Allow Admins Only to Change Group Name, Description, and Icon on WhatsApp Web

Please see the steps to allow admins only to change the group icon, name, description, and disappearing messages setting.

Open the WhatsApp group and click the group name at the top of the chat.

On the right sidebar, you can see many options.

Click on Group settings and select Edit group info.

Choose “Only admins” and click Confirm button.

Note: To revert, choose “All participants.” Click Confirm.

That’s all.

I hope this guide, “How to Allow Admins Only to Change WhatsApp Group Subject, Description, and Icon,” is helpful to you.

Thanks for reading.