WhatsApp is a fun Application used to converse with family, friends, and relatives. If you are a tech-oriented person or an inquisitive person, you will know that WhatsApp has so many features that make it outstanding. In this article, I will show you a WhatsApp trick that you are going to love. You will learn how to create a group on Whatsapp.
Talking about the top 3 best Android, or IOS chatting Apps without mentioning WhatsApp would be a sick joke. WhatsApp is home to billions of users around the globe. My best part of WhatsApp is its features that aid chatting. Some months ago I wrote on how to use WhatsApp quote reply, an awesome feature that was embedded in WhatsApp sometime last year.
I, however, noticed that some people still find it difficult to create a group on WhatsApp. Due to that fact, I had to pick up my laptop and start writing.
Groups are essential on WhatsApp. Don’t mistake groups for a broadcast list, these are two different things entirely. A whatsapp group links is basically an online room where you can chat and share information with friends or family. A group has lots of features. You can remove and add as many people as you want (that’s if you are the admin of the group).
A broadcast list, on the other hand, is just a list of numbers in no particular other. A broadcast list saves stress. You can send a particular message like (My Party starts at 5 pm) to 100 numbers on your broadcast list without having to send the message to the recipients individually. A WhatsApp broadcast list is almost the same as a WhatsApp group, but there’s still a huge difference. In a broadcast list, when people reply you, you will receive the messages directly.
Uhm, here are some examples. Let’s say you are a teacher in a school and you don’t want to go through the hassle of creating a website for students to take assignments and announcements, you could open a WhatsApp group and add all students to that group for announcements, test and just about anything.
Another example is If you want to connect your extended family together. All you have to do is, make sure the phone numbers of your family members are on your mobile device, create a group on WhatsApp and add all numbers to the group. A great name for a nuclear family group could be ”The Johnsons”, and a name for an extended family group could be ”One BIG Family”
Just saying! LOL
Okay, now that you have seen how useful WhatsApp groups can be, it’s time for you to know how to create a group on WhatsApp.
How To Create A Group On WhatsApp
2.Tap on the WhatsApp utility or menu Icon.
3.Select ”New group”.
4.Add specific people to your new group by tapping on their names/numbers then finally tap on the arrow Icon located at the bottom right.
5.Input a group subject or name. Add a group photo if you want to, and finally, tap on the check mark to complete creation.
Wasn’t that hard, was it? That’s basically how to create a group on WhatsApp. If while following the steps you where unsuccessful, you can simply go through the steps again. Thanks for stopping by.
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Q: How do I Add more people to my WhatsApp Group?
A: This is as easy as ABC. Open WhatsApp > Tap on your already created group > Tap on the top-most section of your WhatsApp group for your group details to pop-up > Scroll down and tap on Add participants > select the new numbers or names you want to add to your group and choose OK.
Q: How do I remove people in my WhatsApp Group?
A: Open WhatsApp > Tap on your already created group > Tap on the top-most section of your WhatsApp group > Scroll down and tap on the individual you want to remove > Click on remove (contact).
Q: How do I change my Group name?
A: Open WhatsApp> Tap on your already created group >tap on the top-most section of your WhatsApp group > Click on the existing image > Tap on the pencil icon located at the top right of your Android screen >Tap on Gallery/camera to choose a new photo. You can tap on (remove icon) to remove existing photo.
Revoke WhatsApp Group Invitation
The last option is Revoke link. When you click on Revoke link, the shareable link that you just created above will stop working immediately. This means that no one will be able to join your WhatsApp group unless you create a new WhatsApp invite link. Why was it created?
A lot of people run public WhatsApp groups where they share daily tips and tricks on particular topics like share market, finance, health and more. They share their WhatsApp group link publicly on the web which can lead to more invites then anticipated or needed. This is when revoking access to the group feature comes in handy, to keep members in check. You will be asked to confirm your decision when you select revoke link option.
QR Code Invitation to WhatsApp Group
Wait a minute. We are living in a world where people are using their smartphone cameras to explore the world around them in new and exciting ways. Keeping this in mind, WhatsApp has also included a QR code option to join WhatsApp group.
Hit the menu button in the same screen and select Print group QR code option. You should now see a black and white distorted image that anyone can scan to join your WhatsApp group. You can also print it to stick it on your office door for the admin department! Or you can take a screenshot and share it via other apps.
There are some other hidden options as well. Click on the small arrow pointing south below Paper size and you can customize print out options like the number of copies, paper size, color, sides, pages, and even orientation. All you have to do is scan for nearby printers that are connected to the same WiFi network as you are, and take out some crisp new WhatsApp group invite printouts.
There is a drop-down menu that I accidentally discovered. When you click on Select a printer, you will find an option to save the QR code as a PDF file. This is really cool. With this many options to share WhatsApp group invites, the developers have covered pretty much all the ground.
Also Read: 8 Best WhatsApp Alternative Apps for Free Text & Call (2018)
Restrict Group Members from Messaging
Well, now we have a WhatsApp group and invitation link to add members. Naturally, you don’t need to allow all members to send messages to WhatsApp group that you created. You don’t want to flood with all forward messages on the WhatsApp group that you created. You can restrict group members from messaging in the WhatsApp group.
To restrict messaging, go ahead and open WhatsApp > WhatsApp Group Settings > Send messages > Only Admins. Once you have restricted your WhatsApp group, the members will not be able to send messages to the group. And if they open the group they will see that only the admins can now message in the group.
Create WhatsApp Group Invite
WhatsApp has become so popular that people no longer say, send me a message. People are now using the phrase WhatsApp me or send me a WhatsApp. This speaks a lot about the level at which the messaging app has been able to penetrate our lives and the way we communicate. Not for nothing did Zuckerberg bought it for $19 billion.
Now you know all the ways in which you can create a WhatsApp group invite and send it people. It doesn’t matter whether those people are your friends and in your contact list or complete strangers whom you have never met, you can send invites to your WhatsApp group pretty much anywhere and anyhow.
WhatsApp has covered a lot of ground to make sure that there is no way left to grow their already mammoth of a platform. Understanding that different people have different needs and want was a smart move on their behalf. So, how are you going to send WhatsApp invites to your group?