How to Effectively Manage WhatsApp Community Admins

WhatsApp Community offers a convenient way to manage various groups, such as schools and organizations, all in one place. By default, the community creator becomes the admin who oversees group activities and members. However, you can easily invite others to become admins and share the responsibilities of managing the community. In this article, we will guide you through the process of inviting, removing, and managing WhatsApp community admins on both desktop and mobile.

Managing WhatsApp Community Admins on iPhone

Let's say you have created a neighborhood community with multiple groups on WhatsApp. Now, you can effortlessly make committee members admin and empower them to manage the community alongside you. Here's how:

  1. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone.
  2. Go to the Communities tab.
  3. Select the community where you want to add members.
  4. Tap View Members.
  5. If the person is not yet part of the community, tap Invite to Community via Link. Share the community link via WhatsApp or QR code. Remember, only share the invitation link with people you trust, as anyone with access to the link can join your WhatsApp community.
  6. Once other members join your WhatsApp community, you can find them in the View Members menu.
  7. Tap on a contact and select Make admin from the bottom menu. Confirm your decision in the dialog box, and you're all set.
  8. The new admin will receive a confirmation message.
  9. They can choose to accept the invitation and become an admin or dismiss themselves as admin.

Once the person accepts your invitation to become an admin, you will see “Community Admin” written beside their name.

Managing WhatsApp Community Admins on Android

If you manage a WhatsApp community on Android, follow these steps to invite and make someone an admin:

  1. Launch WhatsApp on your Android device.
  2. Slide to the Communities tab at the top and open the community info menu.
  3. Tap the kebab menu (three-dot menu) in the top right corner and select View members.
  4. Tap Invite to Community via Link and use the sharing options to add members to the WhatsApp community.
  5. Once the person joins the community, find them in the Members group.
  6. Tap on the person's name and select Make admin.

After the community member becomes an admin, you will see the “Community Admin” label beside their name.

Making Someone a Community Admin on WhatsApp Desktop

WhatsApp community is also available on the desktop. Here's how you can manage community members and make someone an admin:

  1. Launch WhatsApp Web on your desktop.
  2. Select the community tab at the top.
  3. Open your community and select View members.
  4. If the person is not already in your community, invite them using the sharing link or QR code.
  5. Select the person's name and click Make admin.

Once the person becomes a community admin, you will see the “Community Admin” label beside their name.

Community Admin Controls

When you make someone a WhatsApp community admin, they gain access to several features:

  1. Admin Management: Admins can promote or remove other community members as admins. They can also change the community's profile picture, name, and description.
  2. Group Management: Community admins can create new groups, add existing groups, or remove groups from the community.
  3. Member Management: Admins have the ability to report and remove abusive accounts from the community.
  4. Message Management: Admins can share updates using the announcement group and remove irrelevant or abusive messages from the same group for everyone.

It's important to note that invited admins cannot delete a WhatsApp community, and only the community creator can deactivate it. Additionally, invited admins cannot remove the community creator as an admin.

Removing a WhatsApp Community Admin

If someone is misusing admin privileges in your WhatsApp community, you can easily remove them as an admin:

  1. Open the WhatsApp community members list on your iPhone, Android, or desktop.
  2. Tap on the person's name and select Dismiss as admin to revoke their admin privileges.

Manage Your WhatsApp Community Like a Pro

Before making anyone an admin of your WhatsApp community, it's crucial to familiarize yourself with the admin tools. Take advantage of the steps mentioned above and invite others to become admins of your WhatsApp community.

By the way, have you ever wondered about the key differences between a community and a group on WhatsApp? Check out our comprehensive comparison guide to learn everything you need to know before creating your own community and groups.