How to Change WhatsApp Group Admin or Add More Admins

WhatsApp is a popular instant messaging service for smartphones that needs no introduction. It supports Individual Chats, Broadcasts and Groups. Sometimes users want to change the admin of the group or add new admins as a few powers (like Adding new members, removing members; etc) are only available to admins. Read on to know how to promote more members as admins and how to demote the present admins.

Adding More Admins to WhatsApp Groups

WhatsApp group admins can not only add or remove members, they can now also promote members as admins. Promoting another member as admin will give him/her the power to add or remove members as well. To add more admins:

  1. Open WhatsApp group where you act as an Admin.
  2. Open the list of participants (members) by tapping on group info.
  3. Tap and hold (long tap) on the name or number of the member whom you want to make the admin.
    whatsapp make group admin
  4. Tap on Make Group Admin.

The selected member will be promoted as an Admin.

Removing Admins from WhatsApp Groups

In order to take back the Admin rights of a member, he/she needs to be removed from the group and re-added as there is no other way to remove an Admin.

  1. Open the participants list of the group.
  2. Tap and hold (long tap) on the other admin’s name/number.
  3. Tap on Remove xyz.
  4. Once the person is removed, re-add him again and he will then act as a normal member.

Changing WhatsApp Group Admin

If the members want to have only one admin, the admin of the group can promote a co-member as an admin and then instruct the member to remove and re-add him to the group. He will no longer have his admin rights thereafter.


255 Responses to How to Change WhatsApp Group Admin or Add More Admins

  1. vipin chaudhary August 29, 2016 at 11:24 pm #


  2. arun August 30, 2016 at 4:34 pm #

    ? % satisfaction….

    • sonu Singh September 9, 2016 at 1:40 pm #

      Hi Hello

  3. Paul August 30, 2016 at 6:59 pm #

    Doesn’t work. I only see 4 options..message person, call, view and verify code.

    • Narender Singh August 30, 2016 at 11:07 pm #

      You aren’t the group admin, right?

      • Paul August 31, 2016 at 2:11 am #

        Yeah that’s why. I was looking for a way to remove myself as admin from a group after my other ph. with that account went kappupt Thanks!

        • Narender Singh August 31, 2016 at 9:12 am #

          Unfortunately, there’s none. Only an Admin user can add/remove other admins.

          • Paul August 31, 2016 at 2:02 pm #

            Yeah makes sense…so that means that my group will be in spaceland forever more without being able to add/remove members or change the admin….nuts 🙂

            • Narender Singh September 1, 2016 at 12:05 am #

              Yes, unfortunately. However, if you contact the carrier/operator, you should be able to get a duplicate SIM with the same number.
              The WhatsApp groups are also very easy to create, so you can quickly create a replacement. You surely will not see older messages, but you can leave that group intact (and not delete) if access to old messages is needed.

    • Questionare Answer September 16, 2016 at 8:47 pm #

      Excuse me then mabye your phone is broken dummy even my iPhone has that feature that lets you make other people group admins

  4. gbenga September 1, 2016 at 12:45 pm #

    how it’s that possible

  5. Paul September 1, 2016 at 1:22 pm #

    Thanks N!

  6. tom September 8, 2016 at 6:23 pm #

    if i was the admin and i was accidentally deleted myself out the group and the new admin so longer around how do i get back in

    • Narender Singh September 8, 2016 at 10:51 pm #

      Straight answer – You cannot. Only the new Admin has the power to add new members.

  7. ram September 9, 2016 at 10:11 pm #


    if i was the admin and i was accidentally deleted myself out the group and now group admi show my name bt I m unable to share….received any msg….plz solve my problem…i want to start my group..

  8. chandrakant September 13, 2016 at 10:08 pm #

    please add my no.9 589252876

  9. KIOKO September 16, 2016 at 2:18 pm #

    I am wondering the group adm ceased to be in whatapp, yet new members need to be added in the group. What exactly can be done to the case…..???

  10. Tarun October 12, 2016 at 7:17 pm #

    I am group admin one, of what’s app group I remove 1 person from the group because of his post wrong things in a group. but that person is still able to see other members’ numbers form group I want that person not see any member details from group how to stop him

    • Narender Singh October 12, 2016 at 8:40 pm #

      You cannot make that happen. The member will be free to view the details of other members.

      • Tarun October 12, 2016 at 11:21 pm #

        Thank you for replied me.

  11. Lallie October 25, 2016 at 11:25 pm #

    Hi. Can you add more than one admin onto a WhatsApp Broadcast group?

    • Narender Singh October 26, 2016 at 12:12 am #

      No. Broadcast is only for you, an individual member so you cannot have more admins.

  12. Samuel November 11, 2016 at 3:03 am #

    Do u know how one can find out how he or she became an who made him or her an admin

    • Narender Singh November 12, 2016 at 1:15 am #

      Whatsapp doesn’t show this to the users. So there is no way to figure out who did that.

  13. Naa December 27, 2016 at 4:19 pm #

    How can I readd myself if removed from a group whatsapp page

  14. Naa December 27, 2016 at 4:29 pm #

    Can i delete a group whatsapp if exited already

  15. Naa December 27, 2016 at 4:33 pm #

    How to install two whatsapp lines on a dual Samsung galaxy fon. Plz its urgent

  16. PRADEEP January 9, 2017 at 7:36 pm #

    You can do dual WhatsApp app install from play store than you can operate dual WhatsApp same single Mobile

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