How To Easily Add New WhatsApp Group Participant without First Saving to Contact List


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.


  • Soil October 4, 2016 Reply

    I never knew this.

    • Emmanuel October 4, 2016 Reply

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  • gabriel October 4, 2016 Reply

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  • Darays October 18, 2016 Reply

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  • Manish romiyo February 12, 2018 Reply

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  • harsh February 23, 2018 Reply

    nice keep it up frnd.

  • colin May 23, 2018 Reply

    I would like to have more adding participant at 3560

  • True White System December 27, 2018 Reply

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  • Rene May 3, 2019 Reply

    There is also a simple and free web application

  • Happiness May 16, 2019 Reply

    But is there no way of adding them in bulk without using contact or invitation link ?

  • Simon June 3, 2019 Reply

    There is a cool website for this:

    Just enter the number. Press button and it will open a chat. Is free and works for desktop and smartphone.

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