Toolkits & Guides
The popular smartphone app WhatsApp allows you to exchange messages quickly and free of charge with connections that also use WhatsApp. You can also create a local WhatsApp group for your local network. A message to such a group will then be visible to all members. These groups are increasingly used by residents of a street, neighbourhood or neighbourhood to inform each other about local issues.
Starting up a WhatsApp group is not complicated. You can often find the necessary tips online. But you can also start right away by reading the following explanation:
Group start (Android)
Add participants (Android)
It is also possible to invite people via a link. In that case these people do not have to be in your contacts. This is how you do it:
A group can have up to 256 members. People who want to leave the group can do so themselves via the option Group Abandoned under Group information.
Send a message to the group (Android)
Create group administrators (Android)
A group can have multiple administrators. Only administrators can make other participants administrators. This is how you turn someone into an administrator:
If you have a local website, post a message there that a WhatsApp group exists and let people know how to sign up and what the rules are.
WhatsApp online or on your computer
Do you find it awkward to keep track of WhatsApp on the phone? There is also an online version. You can access it via the site web.whatsapp.com. In addition, there is a desktop application that you can download via www.whatsapp.com.
Your WhatsApp group in practice
Before you have created a group and added participants to get started. You should think about the rules for your particular group and when agreed, provide these rules to each participant upon joining the group.
WARNING: When you join a WhatsApp group, your phone number will be accessible to all other group members and your profile picture. You can edit your WhatsApp profile setting.