Like I stated in my Welcome post, this blog is going to be mostly about me sharing even the thinnest knowledge out to the world. Sometimes it might seem very basic but yet, there’s someone out there who doesn’t know. So by now, if you’re thinking a large percentage of the posts on this blog will be “how to’s” then I can’t agree less.
Now to the business of the day, how to get add numbers to your WhatsApp group without adding them up to your contact list.
There’s no trick attached, it’s just utilising a feature that the Facebook-owned instant messaging app recently made available. I for one have always despised the fact that I have to save every mobile number I wish to add to any of the WhatsApp groups I’m an admin of after which the saved number becomes as ageless as anything.
The simple procedure is using the “Invite by Link” feature which is shown when you try to add a new contact to the group, which on WhatsApp for Android it is,
App Menu -> Group Info -> Add Participant -> Invite to Group via Link
Just like below….
So instead of having to go through the stress of creating a new phone contact entry for every user you want to add to any group you can easily send them a link which when they click.
There’s a drawback though, you giving someone your invite link means they can enter and exit at will without you having to approve first and if it happens you have someone kicked out completely, this becomes a problem. But fret not, WhatsApp’s got you covered as you can revoke a link thereby rendering it useless.
How to Revoke a WhatsApp Group Invite Link
Simply return to the screen where you obtained the group invite link, click on “Revoke Link“, then you’ll receive a prompt warning that the link will become unusable afterwards. After you confirm your action, you’ll get a info that a new link has been generated as shown below…
So there you have it, WhatsApp Group Addition made easy.