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use links to join groups on Android

23 mayo, 2021

With the new beta version of WhatsApp it is much easier to add participants to your groups. It is no longer necessary to have contacts in our agenda, now we can share a link so that whoever receives it join the group.

WhatsApp has followed in the footsteps of other messaging applications such as Telegram or Hangouts to also offer the option of invite the group with a link to enjoy the benefits that come with it.

The main advantage of being able to invite groups with a link is that you no longer have to have the mobile number of the participants, which saves you from having to ask for phones or add several administrators. Another advantage is that Anyone can share the link to invite people to the group, which means that it is not only administrators who can add participants.

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How to invite the group with link

WhatApp Link Group

Group administrators are the only people who can generate a link to invite the group. To do this, they just have to go to the group information, click on “Add participant …” and select the new option Invite group with link.

There the group link will appear along with the options to share it by WhatsApp, copy the link, share a link with other applications or unlink. Canceling the link is the option that prevents people from joining the group through that shared link. After the cancellation we will have another new link.

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Another novelty that we find in the new beta version of WhatsApp is that now it will be easier to forward images and videos of our chats to other contacts and groups. Now next to each image or video received, the forward option will appear, which will save us from doing a long press on the file.

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