WhatsApp groups have been around for a long time, and the functionality is straightforward. It is a public area where members can send and receive text messages, photos, voice notes, and videos. Over the years, WhatsApp groups have undergone a number of improvements, including increased member restrictions and end-to-end encryption. However, the conditions for using and creating a group remain the same. One of those key needs is being changed by the Meta-owned messaging platform: group naming. That means you can now create a WhatsApp group without naming it.
In a Facebook post, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated that the improvement will make WhatsApp easier to use. “Making it easier to start WhatsApp groups by naming them based on who’s in the chat when you don’t feel like coming up with another name,” according to the post. If you do not choose a name, the notice bubble appears to just share the members’ names.
The messaging company stated in a press release that the feature will be available globally in the coming weeks. “Useful for when you need to create a group quickly or don’t have a group topic in mind, unnamed groups of up to six participants will now be dynamically named based on who is in a group. The group name will appear differently for each participant based on how they have contacts saved on their phone, which was designed to protect their privacy. If you join a group with members who have not maintained their contact information, your phone number will appear in the group name.”
The group’s formation procedure stays unchanged. Users on Android and iOS must click “new group” from the main chatroom and then add contacts. You can then enter the group name (or subject) and click “Create.” Users can now easily click Create to start a WhatsApp group with a subject or name with the new version. You can also make a link to add more members if you are the admin. Go to group settings and choose “invite to a group via a link.” As previously said, the feature is progressively being rolled out globally. WhatsApp users are encouraged to keep the app updated in order to receive the most recent updates.
The new update comes just days after WhatsApp announced plans to allow users to transmit HD photographs in personal or group chats. Users must, however, choose the quality of the photo before transmitting it, as the default setting is SD (standard definition). The feature is also progressively becoming available to users worldwide.