WhatsApp is the primary messaging application used in all the areas now. For all the purposes, including informal and official purposes, WhatsApp is used as the mode of communication. Rather than sending separate messages to each person, Group and group messages are more convenient for managing many people.

How to add Someone to WhatsApp Group

WhatsApp permits us to add 512 participants to a group. Earlier, the limit was 256, which was doubled recently. So in this article, we are going o check how to add someone to a WhatsApp group. Also, only add members after proper checking, if accidentally added someone to the group, make sure to remove the member from the WhatsApp group at the earliest.

There are two ways to add a participant to a group that we will discuss here, including the manual addition directly by the admin and the other by using an invitation link.

Adding Someone to WhatsApp Group by Admin

This is the commonly used and easy way to add a person to the WhatsApp group. In this method, an admin can add a participant to the WhatsApp group. If you are an admin of the WhatsApp group, follow the below steps.

Step 1: Open WhatsApp on your iPhone or Android.

Step 2: Go to the Group Chat, where you wish to add a new person.

Step 3: Tap on the group name, and you will be taken to the Group Info section.

Step 4: Now scroll down, and you will find an option saying Add Participants. Click on that.

Step 5: Now, you will be taken to the Add Participants section, where you can see all the contacts on your phone have a WhatsApp account.

Step 6: Now, you can select all the contacts you wish to add to the group. Once done, click on the Add option at the top right section if you are using an iPhone. If you are doing this on an Android phone, tap on the Green Tick icon at the bottom right corner.

This way, you can add up to 512 participants to the group. To add a new member to the group in this way, that number should be saved on your phone. If you don’t want to save a new number only to add to the group, then you can try the invite link method.

Invite a new Member to the WhatsApp Group

This method is simple and makes the task easy for the admin. You can do the following steps to invite a member to any WhatsApp group using a link.

Step 1: Open the chat window of the WhatsApp group on your Android or iPhone

Step 2: Click on the group name, and you will see the group info page.

Step 3: Scroll down and see the Invite to Group via Link option.

Step 4: Click on that; now, you will see the group invite link within the next window.

Step 5: Copy and Share the URL with anyone on WhatsApp. Anyone with that particular link can join the group by clicking on it.

While sharing the WhatsApp group invite link, you should know that anyone with the link can join the group directly. So only share the link with those who trust.

If, by any chance, you think the link is shared with an unknown person, make sure to reset the WhatsApp group invite link to avoid any misuse.

WhatsApp group invite link can be created only by the admin. However, it can be shared by anyone.


The methods mentioned above are the possible way to add a new member to a WhatsApp group. If you are adding directly from the contact, you might not need any authorization from the participants. But if you are sharing the invite link, the participant can decide whether to join.