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

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Note: You can do all the above on WhatsApp Web. Check out this section where you can find the steps to do those.

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

How to Add or Change WhatsApp Group Icon

Let’s see how to do this task on Android and iPhone.

Android

In the “Chats” tab, long-press the group chat.

Tap the three vertical dots at the top and select “Group info.”

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’ll see these four options: Camera, Search web, Emoji & stickers, and Gallery.

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.

To remove the group icon, follow these steps:

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

iPhone

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.”

Tap the “Camera” icon above the group name. You can now see these four or five options in the popup (based on whether you add or change it): Reset Icon, Take Photo, Choose Photo, Emoji & Sticker, and Search Web.

Pick the one you prefer from the last four options. 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.

To remove the group icon, follow these steps:

Tap the “Camera” icon mentioned above. Select the “Reset Icon” option from the popup and tap the “Reset Icon” option.

Change WhatsApp Group Name

Let’s see how to do this task on Android and iPhone.

Android

​In the “Chats” tab, long-press the group conversation.

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

​Tap the three vertical dots at the top right and select the Change subject.

On the “Enter new subject” screen, provide the group subject as you wish. Keep in mind that a maximum of 25 characters is allowed as the group name.

Tap the OK button at the bottom.

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iPhone

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

Tap the group name and provide the name you prefer for the group. Remember that you can input 25 characters for the group’s name.

Tap the “Save” option at the top right.

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Add or Change WhatsApp Group Description

Let’s see how to do this task on Android and iPhone.

Android

​Open WhatsApp. In the “Chats” tab, long-press the group chat. Tap the three vertical dots at the top, then the “Group info.”

You can see the “Add group description” or the current group description. Tap on it.

​Enter or change the description as per your wish.

Keep in mind that this description will be visible to the group’s members and people invited to the group. ​Tap the OK button.

iPhone

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

Tap the “Add group description” or the current group description beneath the WhatsApp group name. Provide or change the group description 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.

WhatsApp Web

Here you can see the steps to change the group icon, name, and description.

Open the WhatsApp group and click the group name at the top of the chat. On the right sidebar, you can see many options.

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

Hover the mouse over the current group name and hit the Pencil icon.

Change the name as per your liking. Remember that you can only input 25 characters for a group name.

Click on the tick icon, and that’s all.

Follow these steps to add or change the group description:

Hover the mouse over the current group name or “Add group description.” Click on the Pencil icon.

Provide the description and click the tick icon.

Follow these steps to add or change the group icon:

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

You can now see these options (based on whether you add or change it): View photo, Remove photo, Take photo, and Upload photo.

The “View photo” is to view your current group icon.

Choose the one you prefer from the last-mentioned two 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 on the tick icon.

That’s all.

Note: To remove the group icon, select the Remove photo option. Can you please click Remove on the popup?

I hope this guide, “How to Change Group Icon, Name, and Description in WhatsApp,” is helpful to you.

Thanks for reading.

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