How to Add or Change Group Icon in WhatsApp (Android, WhatsApp Web, and iPhone)

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Please click or tap the above link to navigate to the corresponding section. Here, I’m using Android and iPhone. Let’s start.

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

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 area above the group name if you’re adding a group icon. If you’re changing the group icon, tap the current one, then the “Pencil” icon at the top.

In the pop-up, you’ll see these three or four options (based on whether you add or change it): Remove icon, Camera, Search Web, and Gallery.

Pick the one you prefer from the last three options. 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 “Remove icon” option and tap “Remove” in the pop-up.

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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 three or four options in the pop-up (based on whether you add or change it): Reset Icon, Take Photo, Choose Photo, and Search Web.

Pick the one you prefer from the last three 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 pop-up and tap the “Reset Icon” option.

How to Change Group Name in WhatsApp

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” between “Add chat shortcut” and “Mark as unread (or Mark as read).”

​Tap the “Pencil” icon beside the group name. On the “Enter new subject” screen, provide the group name as per your 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 the “Group Info.”

Tap the group name and provide the name you prefer for the group. Remember that you can input a maximum of 25 characters for the group name.

Tap the “Save” option at the top right.

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.”

Now, you can see the “Add group description” or “Description” option. Tap it. ​Enter or change the description as per your wish.

Keep in mind that this description will be visible to the group’s participants 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 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.

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

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

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

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

Android

​In the “Chats” tab, long-press a group chat. 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 “Group settings” option, then the “Edit group info” option. In the pop-up, select “Only admins” and tap OK.

Note: You can revert by choosing “All participants.” Make sure to tap OK.

iPhone

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. In the pop-up at the bottom, tap the “Only Admins” option.

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

How to Allow Admins Only to Send Messages to the WhatsApp Group

By default, any participant can send messages to the group.

Follow the steps below to allow only admins to send messages to the group. Remember that you need to be an admin of the group to do this.

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. Select “Group info,” then the “Group settings” option.

Tap the “Send messages” option. In the “Send messages” pop-up, tap the “Only admins” option. Tap OK.

Note: You can revert by choosing “All participants.” Make sure to tap OK.

iPhone

In the “Chats” tab, slide the group chat to the left. Select “More.” In the pop-up, tap the “Group Info” option.

Tap the “Group Settings,” then “Send Messages” option, which you can find above the “Edit Group Info.” In the pop-up, tap the “Only Admins” option.

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

WhatsApp Web

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

Also, you’ll see how to allow admins only to send messages and change the icon, name, and description.

Let’s see the steps.

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

In the right sidebar, you can see many options. Let’s see the ones to do these tasks.

To change the group name, follow these steps:

Click the Pencil icon beside the current group name. Change the name as per your liking. Remember that you can input only 25 characters for a group name.

Click on the tick icon. That’s all.

Follow these steps to add or change the group description:

Click on the Pencil icon beside the current group name or “Add group description.” Provide the description and click the tick icon.

Follow these steps to add or change the group icon:

Click 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 part of the image 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. Would you please click Remove in the pop-up?

To allow admins only to send messages and change the group icon, name, and description, follow these steps:

Click on Group Settings.

To only allow admins to send messages to the group, click Send Messages. Choose “Only admins” and click the Confirm button.

Note: To revert, choose “All participants.” Make sure to click Confirm.

To only allow admins to change the group name, icon, and description, click Edit group info. Choose “Only admins” and click the Confirm button.

Note: To revert, choose “All participants.” Make sure to click Confirm.

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