(2022) How to Change Group Name and Icon in WhatsApp

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Note: You can do all on WhatsApp Web and Desktop. For that, tap or click the last link.

I use the app (Android phone and iPhone). Let’s start.

How to Add or Change the Group Icon in WhatsApp

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

Android

Open the WhatsApp Messenger app. In the “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.

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. That’s all.

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

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.”

Tap the “Edit” at the top right and select Add Photo.

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.

Hit Done at the top right. That’s it.

To remove the group icon, follow these steps:

Tap the “Edit” mentioned above. Hit “Edit.”

Select the “Reset Icon” option from the popup and tap the “Reset Icon” option. Hit the Done at the top right.

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How to Change Group Name on WhatsApp

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 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.

Tap the OK button at the bottom. That’s all.

iPhone

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

Select “More” beside “Archive” and tap Group Info.

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. That’s it.

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How to 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.

Remember 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. 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 or Desktop

Let’s see how to change the group icon, name, and description.

Open the WhatsApp Web or Desktop app.

Click the group and 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, Web Search (only on Desktop), Take photo, and Upload photo.

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

Choose the one you prefer. 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?

That’s it.

Thanks for reading.

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