How to Change WhatsApp Group Icon

This guide explains how to change the WhatsApp group icon, name, and description on different devices.

Let’s dive right in.

Note: You can change the group icon, name, and description without admin ownership only if the admin of the group has allowed all participants to edit group information. But if you are the admin of the group then you don’t need any permission to change.

How to Change WhatsApp Group Icon

Here’s how to change the WhatsApp group icon on an Android, iPhone, desktop, and web:

On Android

Open WhatsApp on your Android phone.

Tap and hold the group whose icon you want to change.

Tap on the three vertical dots in the top-right corner.

Select “Group info” in the drop-down menu that appears.

Tap on the current group icon above the group name.

Tap the pencil icon to the left of the share icon in the upper-right corner.

After tapping, you will see four options. Select the “Gallery” option if you want to upload your photos from your mobile device.

Select the photo from your gallery which you want to be your group icon.

Tap “Done” in the lower right corner to update the icon.

After tapping on Done, your selected photo will be set to your group icon.

If you want to remove your group icon, tap your group icon and tap the pencil icon and then tap the Delete icon in the top right corner of the popup that appears.

On iPhone

Open WhatsApp on your iPhone.

Tap “Chats” at the bottom.

Select the group whose icon you want to change.

Tap on the group name at the top.

Tap on the camera icon.

Now you can see four options in the popup. Select the “Choose Photo” option if you want to upload your photos from your device.

Select the photo from your device which you want to be your group icon.

Adjust the photo to your liking and tap “Choose” in the lower-right corner.

On Desktop or Web

Open WhatsApp on your computer or go to the WhatsApp web app.

Select the group from the left sidebar.

Click the group name in the top left of the group chat screen.

Click the group icon above the group name.

Click on “Upload photo” in the dropdown menu that appears.

Adjust the photo to your liking and tap the checkmark button.

How to Change WhatsApp Group Name

Here’s how to change the WhatsApp group name on an Android phone, iPhone, desktop, and web:

On Android

Open WhatsApp on your Android phone.

Select the group whose icon you want to change.

Tap on the group name at the top.

Tap on the three vertical dots in the top-right corner.

Tap “Change subject” in the drop-down menu that appears.

Clear your current group name and enter your desired new name and then tap “OK” in the lower-right corner.

On iPhone

Open WhatsApp on your iPhone.

Tap “Chats” at the bottom.

Select the group whose icon you want to change.

Tap on the group name at the top.

Tap on the current name of your group.

Clear your current group name and enter your desired new name and then tap “Save” in the upper-right corner.

On Desktop or Web

Open WhatsApp on your computer or go to the WhatsApp web app.

Select the group from the left sidebar.

Click the group name in the top left of the group chat screen.

Hover over the current name of your group and click the pencil icon right next to the group name.

Clear your current group name and enter your desired new name, and then click the checkmark next to the emoji panel.

How to Change WhatsApp Group Description

Here’s how to change the WhatsApp group description on an Android phone, iPhone, desktop, and web:

On Android

Open WhatsApp on your Android phone.

Select the group whose icon you want to change.

Tap on the group name at the top.

Tap on your current group description.

Clear your current group description and enter your desired new description and then tap “OK” in the lower-right corner.

On iPhone

Open WhatsApp on your iPhone.

Tap “Chats” at the bottom.

Select the group whose icon you want to change.

Tap on the group name at the top.

Tap “Add group description.”

Clear your current group description and enter your desired new description and then tap “Save” in the upper-right corner.

On Desktop or Web

Open WhatsApp on your computer or go to the WhatsApp web app.

Select the group from the left sidebar.

Click the group name in the top left of the group chat screen.

Hover over the current description of your group and click the pencil icon.

Enter a new description, and then click the checkmark next to the emoji panel.