WhatsApp is the most popular messaging tool today, and it could almost be said that it is present in every smartphone in the world. It incorporates multiple utilities ranging from pure text to sending multimedia elements, recording voice notes in real time, video notes, calls and other chat functions are complemented by the possibility of setting up broadcast channels and chat groups, the latter being one of the most used tools in the application. However, until now it had a small handicap: giving it a name was mandatory. With this new update that is now a thing of the past.
Naming WhatsApp groups has always been one of the most tedious tasks that accompany the application. While we sometimes come up with ingenious names, a group of friends to organize a Saturday get-together (or any informal meeting) does not require such displays. Meta has understood this and from now on groups may not have names.
All about WhatsApp nameless groups
These WhatsApp groups have a small limitation: they cannot be formed by more than six people. It does not seem too strict a limitation, and it is not too difficult to create one, although it has some particularities that were not present in the groups as we knew them. For example, the process of creating the group is not that it is similar but, directly, it is the same: you open your WhatsApp application, press the icon of the three dots at the top right and select “create new group”. That’s where the magic begins.
Normally the application would ask you to create a group with a name, but as long as you do not select more than six participants you will see this field marked as “optional”, so you do not necessarily have to fill it in. Once created, the name of the participants will be assigned automatically, although we do not know if it is the name of each user’s profile or the one assigned by the person creating the group.
No other functionality of the group has been altered, so this version remains fully functional and is perfect for a temporary group that you will end up deleting shortly after creating.