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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.
  4. Tap on Make Group Admin.

The selected member will be promoted as an Admin.

The best Instant messaging app at the moment, WhatsApp has more than a billion users and is the leading messaging App in Google Play Store and Apple Store as well. The messaging service took off with the introduction of Groups which had a restricted number of members earlier but now supports 256 members in a group which lets you create Groups which can broadcast your business and other offers in a personal level reaching to the targetted audience or share with your close family and friends whatsapp group link.

Each group requires an Admin to add a new member or invite a new member before adding him or her to the particular group. Multiple members can be made as admins to a group to help in either adding or removing any members to the group. So if you wish to know How to Add or How to change a Group Admin in Whats App group here is the procedure to do so.


Step 1: Launch WhatsApp and go to the Group for which you want to Add or Remove any user as an Admin

Step 2: Tap on the Group Icon or the Group name on the top of the screen

Step 3: In the Group Info page you will be seeing the list of users or members in the Group

Step 4: Tap on the Member or User you want to make as an admin or the existing Group Admin you want to remove

Step 5: You will be seeing the options in a pop up box – Remove ____ from group or Add ___ to group Admins, tap on the required option

Step 6: It is done you have successfully made a user as a Group admin or you have removed an existing group admin from the post.

If you want to add multiple users to the group admins list, you need to first Add the user to the group and then follow the same process mentioned above to Add the member to the Group Admin post.

It is a pretty simple and straightforward process of Adding and removing Admins to a WhatsApp Group. Do let us know in the comments below if this tutorial was useful or not and if there are any changes required.

Removing Admins from WhatsApp Groups

WhatsApp has added new features with the recent update. Now, all admins have the power to edit Admin members. So, they can remove an admin from his post without having to remove him and then re-add to the group. Here’s how:

  1. Open the group info page. You can tap on the group name (topic) to open group info.
  2. Scroll down to the list of participants.
  3. Tap and hold on the name/number of the member for whom you want to revoke admin rights.
  4. Select Dismiss as admin from the list of actions.

Note: Group creator acts as a Super Admin. He cannot be removed from his Admin position by any other admin(s).

You can also add or remove Admins in bulk via the option in Group Settings > Edit group admins.

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 exit the group. Finally ask the new admin to re-add him to the group. He will no longer have his admin rights thereafter.

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