How to Change WhatsApp Group Icon, Name, and Description
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How to Change WhatsApp Group Icon, Name, and Description

In this post, you’ll see the steps to change the name, icon, and description of the WhatsApp group. Let’s start.

Add or Change the Group Icon, Name, or Description on WhatsApp

Android

In the WhatsApp app’s “Chats” tab, long-press the group chat.

Tap the three vertical dots at the top and select “Group info” between “Add chat shortcut” and “Mark as read (or unread).”

To change the group name, follow these steps:

​Tap the three vertical dots at the top right and select the “Change subject” between “Add participants” and “Group settings.”

On the “Enter new subject” screen, provide the group subject as you wish. Remember that a maximum of 25 characters is allowed as the group name. You can use emojis here if you want.

Enter new subject screen
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Tap the “OK” button at the bottom.

To add or change your group icon, follow these steps:

Tap the image above the group name to add a group icon. If you’re changing the group icon, tap the current one, then the “Pencil” icon at the top.

In the popup, you can see these four options: “Camera,” “Search web,” “Emoji & stickers,” and “Gallery.”

Group icon options on WhatsApp for Android
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Pick the one you prefer. Here, I’m choosing the last one.

Pick the image and tap the “Rotate” icon at the bottom to rotate the image. Use the handles and move the transparent grid on the screen to cover the part of the image you want to display.

Tap the “Done” option at the bottom, and that’s it.

To remove the group icon, tap the current group icon and the “Pencil” icon at the top. Choose the “Trash can” icon and tap “Remove” in the popup.

Follow these instructions to add or change the group description:

Tap the “Add group description” or the current group description.

​Enter or change it as per your wish. Remember that this will be visible to the group’s members and people invited to the group. ​Tap the “OK” button.

iPhone

Launch the WhatsApp app. In the “Chats” tab, slide the group chat to the left.

Tap the “More” option and select the “Group Info” option between “Mute” and “Export Chat.”

Follow these steps to add or change the group icon:

Tap the “Edit” at the top right. Select “Add Photo” (to add) or “Edit” (to change).

Edit Group screen
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You can see these options in the popup: “Take Photo,” “Choose Photo,” “Emoji & Sticker,” and “Search Web.”

Group icon options
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Pick the one you prefer. Here, I’m choosing the “Choose Photo” option.

Choose the image and move it to bring the part of the image you want to display within the circle. Tap the “Choose” option at the bottom.

Hit “Done” at the top right, and that’s it.

To remove the group icon, tap the “Edit” mentioned above and hit “Edit.” Select the “Reset Icon” option from the popup, tap the “Reset Icon,” and hit “Done.”

To change the group name, follow these instructions:

Hit “Edit” at the top right and tap the group name.

Provide the name you prefer for the group. Remember that you can input 25 characters for the group’s name.

Tap the “Done” option at the top right.

To add or change group description, follow these steps:

Tap the “Add Group Description” or the current group description. Provide or change it as per your liking.

Remember that it’ll be visible to the group’s participants and people invited to the group. Tap the “Save” option at the top right.

Web or Desktop

Open the WhatsApp Web or Desktop app. Click the group and its name.

To change the group’s name, follow these steps:

On the Web, hover the mouse over the current group name in the right sidebar.

Hit the “Pencil” icon beside the group name. Change it, and note that you can only input 25 characters.

On the Web, click on the “Tick” icon. On the Desktop, press the “Enter” key.

Follow these steps to add or change the group description:

On the Web, hover the mouse over the current group name or “Add group description.” Click on the “Pencil” icon, provide it, and click the “Tick” icon.

On the Desktop, click the “Pencil” icon in the “Description” section and add or change it. Press the “Enter” key.

Follow these steps to add or change the group icon:

On the Desktop, to add it, click on the image above the group name. Select the image and hit the Open button.

To change it, click on the current one, and you’ll see three options: “View image” (for viewing it), “Remove image” (for removing it), and “Change image.”

Hit the latter. Pick the image and click the “Open” button.

That’s all.

Click on the “Add Group Icon” or your current group icon on the Web.

You can see these options:

  • View photo (To view your group icon)
  • Remove photo
  • Emoji & sticker
  • Take photo
  • Upload photo

Choose the one you prefer from the last three mentioned options. Here I’m choosing “Upload photo.”

Select the photo and click the “Open” button. Place the image part you want to display within the circle by dragging. Use the “+” and “-” to zoom in and out.

Click the “Tick” icon.

Note: Select the “Remove photo” option and click “Remove” on the popup to remove the group icon.