WhatsApp: Rolling out feature to add upto 512 People to Groups

After declaring the release of the ability to respond to messages to everyone on the latest renditions of WhatsApp for Android, iOS, and Desktop, WhatsApp is now rolling out another helpful feature: the capability to add up to 512 people to groups!

In a recent blog post on their website, the company ultimately announced its plans for new features for WhatsApp open in the coming weeks. The first feature is about releasing message reactions to everyone, already announced by Mark Zuckerberg today.

WhatsApp is also announcing that the company is now rolling out sharing media files up to 2GB in size, protected by end-to-end encryption.

WhatsApp previously tested the new limit in Argentina some time ago, and the company is now ready to release it to everyone. But there is something more to announce today: the ability to add up to 512 people to groups!

It will also be beneficial when releasing the ability to create communities.

Even if the screenshot is taken from WhatsApp for iOS, this won’t be limited to the iOS platform, but it is rolling out to Android beta users. In their blog post, WhatsApp also announced that the company is slowly rolling out the feature: this is very common when releasing features, so don’t be surprised if you cannot add more than 256 people to your groups today. The feature will be enabled for more WhatsApp accounts over the coming weeks.

WhatsApp Messenger, or WhatsApp, is an internationally available American freeware, cross-platform centralized instant messaging (IM), and voice-over-IP (VoIP) service owned by Meta Platforms.

It permits users to send text messages, full voice and video calls and documents, user locations, share images, and other content.

WhatsApp’s client application operates on mobile devices and is accessible from desktop computers. The service needs a cellular mobile telephone number to sign up.

In January 2018, WhatsApp unleashed a standalone business app targeted at diminutive business owners, WhatsApp Business, to permit companies to share with customers who utilize the standard WhatsApp client.

The client application was developed by WhatsApp Inc. of Mountain View, California, and was acquired by Facebook in February 2014 for roughly US$19.3 billion. It evolved into the world’s most popular messaging application by 2015 and had additionally than 2 billion users globally by February 2020.

By 2016, it had become the introductory means of Internet communication in regions including the Indian subcontinent, Latin America, and significant parts of Europe and Africa.