How to Remove | Change Group Admin on WhatsApp

WhatsApp is currently one of the top most messaging service which comes under the category of instant messaging. WhatsApp offer many features like voice calling, private chat, group chat, broadcasts etc. One of the best feature of this app is that it allows group chat which means you can talk to your all friends at a same time and can have a discussion. However, there comes a time when we need to change the current admin of the WhatsApp Group or when we want to add new admins. In this post, we will tell you a step by step process on how you can add a new admin or remove a current admin.

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Add more Admins to WhatsApp :

The group admin has the power to add or remove any member but, with the latest update admins can also make other members as the co-admin. The co-admin will have the exact same powers of an admin. Follow the steps to do so:

  1. This only works when you are the admin of a certain group. Open the group where you are the admin.
  2. Now, open the list of members just by clicking on the group info.
  3. Now, simply press and hold on the name/number of the member whom you are planning to make the group admin.
  4. Now, just select the option “Make Group Admin” and it will be done. whatsapp settings1
  5. This feature is not available for WhatsApp on Mac.

How to Remove Admins from WhatsApp Groups ?

To remove any member as an admin, you need to first remove him/her from the group and re-add him. Follow the steps for doing so:

  1. Just like you did above, open the list of members.
  2. Here you will see the names of the members who are group admins.
  3. Tap and hold to that name and select the option Remove “Member Name” .whatsapp settings0
  4. Now, when he is removed, add him again and he will no longer be the admin.

Video : Here is a video showing exactly the same thing explained above

How to change WhatsApp Admin ?

In this case, the admin of the group needs to make a co-member an admin first and then he needs to tell him to remove and re-add him to the WhatsApp Group. Once done, the admin will be changed and the new admin will have the powers.

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  1. We have similar problem whereby one admin removed all available admins and he became the sole admin. Members are very angry and we want him be removed from the group without loosing our chats.
    Any idea?

  2. Plz I’m not the admin of the group but in the owner of the group I mean am the one that create the group now I want to remove the presently Admin at have my group back plz help me how will I do it?

  3. my frnd created a group on whats app by mistake and then left the group in fear. Now the random admin chosen by the whAts app is no longer active on whats app and my frnd now wants to delete that group. How can she do that?

  4. HOW DO WE CHANGE A GROUP ADMIN?IF YOU ARE NOT A GROUP ADMIN,THE GROUP ADMIN IS NO MORE AND SO WE CANT ADD NOR REMOVE SOME ONE FROM THE PLATFORM.

  5. HOW DO WE CHANGE A GROUP ADMIN?IF YOU ARE NOT A GROUP ADMIN,THE GROUP ADMIN IS NO MORE AND SO WE CANT ADD NOR REMOVE SOME ONE FROM THE PLATFORM.

    1. Hi Atta

      We have the same problem and was hoping you may have come up with a solution? Don’t want to lose the memories. Thanks

      1. Dear Preez when there is no group admns, WhatsApp will choose one from the group to become group admns. It doesn’t follow alphabetically it can choose anyone so when it happens this way, scroll through you will see the new group admns.

      2. Whatsapp hasn’t allocated another member as admin.
        Our friend created group and then changed number, just stopped using old number, so he can’t access the group with old number. But he also can’t access the group with new number because none of us can add him.
        How do we add his new number?

    2. Atta when there is no group admns, WhatsApp will choose one from the group to become group admns. It doesn’t follow alphabetically it can choose anyone so when it happens this way, scroll through you will see the new group admns.

      1. Whatsapp hasn’t allocated another member as admin.
        Our friend created group and then changed number, just stopped using old number, so he can’t access the group with old number. But he also can’t access the group with new number because none of us can add him.
        How do we add his new number?

      2. Same problem as Javed. Whatsapp has not allocated another member as new admin. The old admin’s number was deactivated by WhatsApp so he can’t access old group.but he cannot access group with new number. Other members cannot add him back as we are not yet admins. Please help.

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