Meta (formerly Facebook) has updated the maximum number of WhatsApp group members. So far you could fill a WhatsApp group with a maximum of 256 members, but this number has now doubled. Now you can lead groups with up to 512 members, which means that for many people the entire contact list fits into a WhatsApp group.
sea WA Betainfo the update that enables the larger groups is currently being rolled out, so it will be distributed to smartphones bit by bit. In our test, however, we were already able to fill a group with 512 members. If this is not the case for you at the moment, you should get the update in the next few days.
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We’ll tell you if you’re affected
This is how you check the feature
You can easily check whether your smartphone has already received the update. To do this, open WhatsApp and try to create a new group. Once you’ve selected a member, you’ll see the maximum group size above. If it says 1/512 you have already received the update. Otherwise you have to wait a little longer. It then looks something like this:
According to one Blogpost of whatsapp are larger groups a Feature that has been requested by users for a long time. Such a large number of participants can make sense in business groups of large companies or in newsgroups where participants share the latest news on a specific topic.
In addition to the larger groups, it is also possible to share files of up to 2 GB, previously the limit was only 100 MB.
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WhatsApp in transition
The company behind Whatsapp Meta (formerly Facebook) seems to be working particularly hard on the messenger service this year, because the enlarged groups are just one of many features that are to be released this year. We only reported at the beginning of June that you will soon be able to edit sent WhatAapp messages afterwards. In addition, the Messenger should get a total of nine additional features this year:
WhatsApp will get nine long-awaited innovations in 2022
Are you part of groups larger than 256 members? Do you think this is a useful feature? Your opinion is in demand.