WhatsApp is a mobile messaging app that allows users to make voice and video calls, and send messages, images, and documents with end-to-end encryption. It also has a group chat feature that lets users add up to 256 members to one conversation. WhatsApp recently introduced a new feature that allows group admins to set a group description, giving members a brief understanding of the group’s purpose and rules, and ensuring that everyone is on the same page. This feature has helped group members get clarity about the group’s intent and guidelines. Today, I’m going to talk about some interesting ideas for groups description, and how you can change your group’s description; also, I will try to answer some of the possible questions you might have.
Steps on how to change WhatsApp Group Description
Open WhatsApp – Open a group – Tap on the three-dots – Tap on “Group Info” – Tap on “Add Group Description” – Tap on the “Add Group Description” box and type your group’s description – Tap on “OK”
WhatsApp Group Description Idea – What to Consider
Use simple language – Be as Informative as Possible – Be polite – Use proper tone
What Is WhatsApp Group Description?
As I stated earlier, one of the features that were added to WhatsApp later is called group description. Group description allows you to explain what you do in your group. There are many possible things you can do with this feature. For example, if you have another group or channel, whether on WhatsApp or another platform, you can place its link here. You can explain the groups or channel’s rules, you can even describe who is supposed to join this group, like if it’s a group for a math class of second-year students in a certain high school. You can also write something cool, like a motto or quotation from someone great! So many possibilities and it’s up to you how to do it!
Steps on how to change WhatsApp Group Description
Before I talk about those cool ideas I have; first, I’m going to explain you can add or change a description to a group on WhatsApp. Follow these simple steps and you will find it quite easy.
First, you have to find and open WhatsApp on your phone. It looks like a white phone handle with a white circle around it and a green background behind it.
Now open the group you want to make add or change its description. Once you have opened the group, look for a three-dot icon on the upper right corner of your screen. Tap on it.
After you have tapped on the three-dots icon, a pop-up menu should appear with multiple options. Find and tap on “Group Info.”
On the new page, find and tap on “Add Group Description.”
Tap on the highlighted area. Once you do, your keyboard should pop up and you should be able to enter whatever description you have in mind. You can use the face-looking icon right next to the highlighted area to add stickers to the group’s description. Once you are done, tap on “OK” at the bottom of the page.
If the operation was successful, you should see the new group description in place of the old one like the picture below.
That’s a cool group description, right?
That’s all you needed to know about how the process is done. Also, if you need help on how to create a group, visit my other guide here: “How to Change Group Name in WhatsApp”
WhatsApp Group Description Idea – What to Consider
Before I share some ideas of my own, it’s quite likely you already have some ideas of your own and need just a small spark of inspiration. Well, remember to consider these points no matter what type of group description you are writing, that is, if you want to be informative and helpful.
Use simple language
When writing a group description, it’s important to use simple language. Why? Because not everyone might be fluent in the language you want to use, especially if it’s an international group.
Be as Informative as Possible
You’d want to keep your group description short and informative. Remember, you are limited on the number of words you can write for your group description. Also, no one wants to read twenty pages about a group! So, say as much as you can in as few words as possible!
No matter what you are doing, always be polite! It’s the first rule of any type of social interaction. My uncle always said: “With politeness, comes great riches.” Well, maybe it wasn’t politeness and maybe he wasn’t my uncle, but you get what I mean!
Use Proper Tone
Depending on what your group is about, you should write formally or informally. You can’t write in an informal tone for a business group and then expect anyone to take it seriously. On the other hand, if you were to write too formally for a group of friends, people might start thinking you hit your head somewhere.
Now that we have considered some of the important things to consider let’s move on to some cool ideas for your group!
WhatsApp Group Description Idea – Girlfriend/Boyfriend Birthday
We are starting with something a little bit uncommon. So, it’s your GF’s Birthday and you want to throw a party for her, but you can’t coordinate things properly with her being around you. You make one phone call, and she might overhear something and the surprise is ruined. The question is, What would you need to have mentioned in the group’s description? Well take a look below for what I would include if I were doing things; but before that, if you feel like doing more than that, for example sharing a nice story about his/her birthday on Instagram’s story, take a look at my other guide about “Instagram Birthday Story Ideas.”
- I’m going to let everyone know what this group is for.
- How old he/she is going to be this year?
- Where and when the birthday party will be.
- Is there any specification on what to wear?
- What are the rules?
- Can you bring guests?!
- Any particular thing to bring?
- List of Activities
Now, let’s see an example. As I said before, this is just an example. If you feel like removing something or adding anything, the floor is yours.
As you know, this Sunday is Mary’s 19th birthday! I plan to hold a birthday party for her in my house at No 21, 15 Alpha St., at 5 pm. For the occasion, we will be using the pool in my back yard and we will be fighting with water guns as well. Make sure to bring a spare set of cloth and a swimsuit with you. Please no weeds or anything like that, my parents will kill me! Feel free to bring your girlfriend or boyfriend if you feel like it!
I hope you found that example useful! You don’t need to make it this long; you don’t even need to use sentences. Any way to convey the information is fine. Also, if you feel like doing more, you can share something about it on your Instagram story as well. Look at this guide, “Instagram Story Ideas for Girlfriend Birthday”, if it’s your girlfriend’s birthday, or you can check this post, “Instagram Story Ideas for Boyfriend Birthday” if it’s your boyfriend’s birthday.
WhatsApp Group Description Idea – Business
WhatsApp offers a lot of useful features to be used for business. If you are looking to have a WhatsApp group for your business, you are going to need a proper description for it. One that is elegant, formal, and informative. In other words, you’d want to look professional. Take a look at the points below, they will surely help you write a better description for your business group.
- Be precise and to the point.
- Never use the first person “I”, Instead use “We”.
- Make sure to provide links to other social platforms, sites, and other communication methods.
- Clearly explain your services and products.
- Don’t go into details! Too many words and it’s not professional anymore.
- Don’t state your rates and prices.
- Make sure to mention if your business has won any awards or if you have any achievements.
- If your business has been around for a while, make sure to mention it!
Now let’s take a look at an example. As I said before, you can add anything you think it’s missing here! It’s your group’s description after all!
SunStar is a worldwide brand in ladies’ clothing We have been around since 1977 and have won the award of “X of the Year” four times in 2000, 2019, 2020, and 2022. Currently, we offer our products in 99 countries, and we have over 29 different types of clothing in 18 sizes 87 different styles and colors. Visit our site at SunStar for more information.
Our Telegram: X
Our Instagram: X
Our YouTube: X
Well, that’s what a business group’s description would look like, at least if it was me who wrote it. If you need some ideas for what you can do for your Instagram stories, take a look at my guide for business accounts: “Instagram Story Ideas for Business Accounts.”
FAQ (Frequently Asked Question)
Q: How do I change the group description on Windows or iPhone?
A: The process is completely the same on both Windows and iPhone or at least it is right now! The only different item is how your menus would look like.
Q: I followed the steps, but after I tried to change the group’s description, it didn’t change. What’s wrong?
A: If you followed all the steps exactly as I said, then it’s quite likely you don’t have enough access to change the group’s description. Ask an admin to give you the required access. If you have access, then there is probably something wrong with your internet connection. I suggest you refresh your internet connection and then try again.
Q: I used your ideas to write a group description and to make some stories relevant to it, but I don’t have any idea what I should write for my Instagram bio. Can you help?
A: Of course, you should be able to find what you need in my other guide: “Best Instagram Bio Ideas.”
Q: I wrote a group description for my business. How do I know it’s good enough?
A: To know how good your description is, you can compare it to some of the ones bigger and more famous companies use! Also, you can write down your parameters for the group description and check the description once it’s done based on them. Lastly, you must have confidence in yourself. After all, being unique is a good feature for any business and its group’s description!
WhatsApp is one of the most popular instant messaging social platforms out there that offers many features including the ability to share media, have groups and channels, and have a status set among other things. It also allows you to switch an account to business mode, making it a suitable platform for both friendly and business-related groups. It’s important to have a good description for your groups if you want to use any. It can prevent a lot of confusion. Today, I tried to explain how you can change a group’s description on WhatsApp, made some examples of some cool ideas for it, and explained some common problems you might encounter along the way! Hope you found this guide useful.