3 ways to add someone to a WhatsApp group

Everybody thanked the WhatsApp team for introducing the Group feature back in 2011. WhatsApp Groups have now become like conference rooms where many people come to organize, discuss and share information.

It’s no surprise that WhatsApp has been on the receiving end of government sanctioned bans in many undemocratic countries.

Anyway, WhatsApp groups enrich the user experience and give users an added reason to keep on using WhatsApp for their day-to-day communication. That’s why today we want to talk about how to add people to WhatsApp groups. Before we do that, you have to know certain things first.

What you should know about WhatsApp groups

  • You can only have as many 256 participants in a group.
  • Participants can exit a group anytime they wish.
  • You can create as many groups as you want.
  • A group can be reported and all its participants can get banned
  • WhatsApp group conversations are encrypted as well.

Add from your contacts

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This is the easiest way to add someone to a group. You must have number of the person who you want to join the group to be able to add them with this method.

>Open WhatsApp

>Enter the group you want someone to join.

>Tap three dots at the right topmost side of your screen.

>Tap “Group info”.

>Tap “Add Participants” and look for the number you to add to the group.

>Now, tap the number you want.

>After taping the number, it will be then added to the group.

Note: You may fail to add some people with this method because they have activated a feature that doesn’t allow you or other people to add them to a WhatsApp group. Read more about this on this article.

Add using a group link

The above method is okay but it is a bit tedious when you want to add more people to a WhatsApp Group.

Fortunately, there’s an easier way to add many people. You simply need to share a group link with the person you want to add to the WhatsApp group and then they click it to join. Here’s how it’s done:

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>Open WhatsApp.

>Enter the group you want someone to join.

>Tap three dots at the right topmost side of your screen.

>Tap “Group info”.

>Tap “Invite via link”.

>You are able to invite contacts to join with a link using a couple of options. Choose the one which you like. When the user you are trying to add to a WhatsApp group clicks the link, they will join the group by simply tapping on “Join Group”.

Note: You should remember that a Group admin can reset link any time to make the previous invite link invalid and create a new link.

Join a WhatsApp group with QR code

This is a sexy method to add many people to a WhatsApp group. People will join a WhatsApp group by scanning the QR code with their phone’s camera.

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>Open WhatsApp

>Enter the group you want someone to join.

>Tap three dots at the right topmost side of your screen.

>Tap “Group info”.

>Tap “Invite via link”.

>Tap the three dots at the right topmost side of your screen.

> Tap “Print Group QR code”and then a QR code will be printed on a PDF.

> Now print that PDF file and put it somewhere where people can scan the QR code.

> People can now just scan the code with their phone’s camera to join the WhatsApp group.

Note: The phone has to have an internet connection for a user to be able to join the WhatsApp group by scanning the QR code.

That’s all there’s is to know about how you can add new group members to a WhatsApp group. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

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