How to create a direct link for your WhatsApp group

One of the easiest ways to add members to your WhatsApp group is to share a link to join. Here’s how to create one …


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Creating a WhatsApp group can be a tedious task. Indeed, adding each member of the group individually takes a lot of time. Sometimes you only need a group for a short time and maybe you don’t want to save a lot of contacts on your phone.

Fortunately, you can just create a public link that invitees can click to join. Here’s what you need to know about how to create a WhatsApp group invitation link without adding contacts.

You can invite participants to a WhatsApp group only if you are the group administrator. When you create an invite link, you can share that link with anyone, and anyone who clicks on that link will be able to join the WhatsApp group if they have a WhatsApp account.

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The exact user interface may differ slightly depending on whether you are using the iOS or Android version of the app. However, the process is pretty much the same.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to create a public link that people can use to join your WhatsApp group:

  1. Open WhatsApp and select it New discussion icon.
  2. From the menu, select New group.
  3. Once the group chat opens, click on the group name and scroll down.
  4. To select Invite to group via link from the participants’ section.

You can share the link, copy the link, or use the QR code to invite people to your group.

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You can reset your group link to prevent too many people from joining your group. Once the group link is reset, the old link will become invalid. This way, anyone who tries to join the group with the old link will not be able to access it.

To reset your link:

  1. To select Invite to group via link.
  2. To select Reset link.

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Learn group chat etiquette

While sending a public link for a group chat is handy, it’s important to learn how to behave in a group chat.

Sometimes it’s easy for people to cross borders, especially on an online platform where there isn’t a specific list of rules. However, you can avoid being the annoying person in group chat by learning group chat etiquette.


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