How To Add A Contact To A Group On WhatsApp

Having a group chat is certainly useful if you want to share information with your friends, family, or colleagues with ease. And just like most messaging and chatting services out there, WhatsApp offers this feature as well. To learn how to add people to your group chat, check our quick tutorial below.


WhatsApp is a cross-platform service that offers free messaging and chatting for its users. With its features and availability on both desktop and smartphones, it is one of the best platforms to connect with other people online.

Aside from messaging and chatting with another person, users can also form groups where they can share information with multiple people with ease. And since each group can hold up to 256 participants, most users can add all of their friends, family, or colleagues to the chat with room to spare.

While adding a contact to a group may seem pretty simple for most people, that’s not always the case. So in this guide, we’ll teach you how to add participants on a group chat from your contacts list or via the sharable link.

How to add participants to a group chat on WhatsApp

Whether you’re using a smartphone or a computer to use WhatsApp, you can access and all of its features, including group chats, without a problem. We have here a quick tutorial on how to invite people to your group on both the WhatsApp desktop and mobile app.

Using WhatsApp on Android

  1. Open the group chat on your “Chats” tab.
  2. Tap the three dots at the top right corner of your screen to access the menu.

  3. Select “Group info.”

    On the other hand, you can tap on the group subject to access its information.

  4. You can choose whether to add participants from your contacts or use an invitation link that you can share with other people.

    If you choose to use the invite link, you have a couple of options on how to share it. You can copy and send it to others, let the participant scan a QR code, or share it on various apps on your phone.

Always remember that anyone can join the group as long as they have access to the invite link. So to avoid instances where people join your group without your permission, reset the invitation link to make the previous one invalid.

Using WhatsApp on your computer

If you’re on the computer, you can access the platform on your web browser or use the desktop app. Take note that you need to use the WhatsApp web feature on your phone to sign-in to the chat app on your desktop.

To add participants to a group from your computer, follow these steps below:

  1. On your favorite web browser, visit WhatsApp and access its web client. You can also open and use their desktop app.
  2. Sign in to your account by using the mobile app. Tap Menu (three horizontal dots) > WhatsApp Web and scan the QR code on your desktop browser to sign in.
  3. Select the group that you want to manage.

  4. Click Menu > Group info to make some changes to the group chat. Alternatively, you can click on the group subject to access its settings.

  5. Scroll down and select whether to invite people from your contacts or use a sharable link to add participants to your group.

Note: Only the admin can invite people directly to the group. However, anyone with an invitation link can join your group, so send them to people you trust only.


There’s no denying that WhatsApp is one of the most widely-used chat services around the world. With its features and its availability to most platforms, it is one of the best platforms to communicate with other people online.

Aside from its free messaging and other useful features, users can create or join groups where they can share information with their friends and family in a single chat. To add people to your group, you can choose whether to invite them directly or use an invitation link.

If you prefer to use the link, remember to send it to people you trust since anyone that has access to it can access your group even without your permission. In addition, you can always reset or generate a new link to make the previous one invalid.

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