How to Make a Group Chat on Android

Alicia Santos

Android, Tutorials

Creating a group chat on Android can be a useful way to stay connected with multiple friends or colleagues at once. Whether you want to plan an event, discuss a project, or simply chat with a group of people, this tutorial will guide you through the process. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Open your messaging app

To begin, open your preferred messaging app on your Android device. This could be the default messaging app that came with your phone or a third-party app like WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger.

Step 2: Compose a new message

Once you have opened the messaging app, look for the option to compose a new message. This is usually represented by a pencil icon or a floating action button (FAB) with a plus sign.

Step 3: Add recipients

In the recipient field, start typing the names or phone numbers of the people you want to add to the group chat. As you type, your messaging app will suggest contacts from your address book.

If you are using a third-party messaging app like WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger, you may need to select the “New Group” option instead of composing a regular message.


  • If any of your contacts do not have an active mobile number associated with their name, they may not appear in the contact suggestions while adding recipients.
  • You can also add participants by selecting them from your contact list directly if your messaging app provides that option.

Step 4: Give your group chat a name (optional)

Some messaging apps allow you to give your group chat a specific name. This can be helpful for easily identifying and finding the chat later on. Look for an option like “Group Name” or “Subject” and enter your desired name.

Step 5: Customize your group chat settings (optional)

Depending on the messaging app you are using, you may have additional options to customize your group chat. These can include setting a group photo, choosing a specific ringtone for group notifications, or controlling who can add new members to the chat.

Step 6: Start chatting!

Now that your group chat is set up, you are ready to start chatting with everyone in the group. Simply type your message in the text input field at the bottom of the screen and press the send button.

You can send text messages, emojis, images, videos, or any other supported media depending on the capabilities of your messaging app.


  • In some messaging apps, you may need to tap on an arrow or a similar icon next to the text input field to expand it and access additional options like attaching media files.
  • The steps mentioned above might slightly differ based on the messaging app you are using. However, most messaging apps follow a similar workflow for creating group chats.

Congratulations! You have successfully learned how to create a group chat on Android.

Now you can easily connect and communicate with multiple people at once. Enjoy!

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