How to join a WhatsApp group: Invite Link or QR code

How to join a WhatsApp group from a link or QR code invite on your iPhone or Android

  • You can easily join a WhatsApp group via a link or QR code invite, and start communicating with others in the group.
  • If the group creator opts to use a QR code, and you have an Android, you’ll need to download a third-party app to scan the code and join.
  • Here’s what you’ll need to do to join a WhatsApp group, whether you have an Android or an iPhone.

Group chats can be a great way to stay in touch with people.

If you’re wondering how to get into one on WhatsApp, don’t worry — the process is simple. If the group creator opts to use a link, sent via text message, to invite participants, then it’s even easier.

Here’s what you’ll need to do to join a WhatsApp group.

How to join a WhatsApp group

You may be automatically added to a group if you’ve already chatted with the group creator on WhatsApp. If not, the process of joining a group via an invite link is easy, and it’s the same whether you have an Android or an iPhone:

1. Download WhatsApp from the Google Play Store on Android or the App Store on iPhone and create an account, if necessary.

Tap the “Install” button.

2. Tap the link in the invite text — this will prompt WhatsApp to open on your phone.

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3. Select “Join Group.”

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When people create a group, they have the option to use a QR code, as an alternative to sending a link. If that’s the case and you have an iPhone, you can use your phone’s camera to scan the link and join. 

But for those with an Android, you’ll have to download a third-party QR code reader via the Google Play Store in order to join.