The new, larger WhatsApp Groups can now have 512 members inside, twice as much compared to the previous limit of 256 members. The update once again comes via WAbetainfo, which has noticed the changes, where a group admin can have as many as 512 members within the same group. Before that WhatsApp Groups allowed you to have 256 members, so the count has now doubled.
The ability to create larger WhatsApp Groups is coming to WhatsApp Beta version 220.127.116.11 on Android and version 18.104.22.168 on iOS. If you’re not on the beta program, worry not because the feature could soon be rolling out to stable versions of WhatsApp as well.
WhatsApp will look forward to ironing out any bugs with he larger groups during its beta test, following which all WhatsApp users will be able to make and be a part of larger WhatsApp Groups. The company has also rolled out features such as message reactions, and the ability to share a file up to 2GB in size at a time. Earlier, WhatsApp users could only share files up to 100MB in size.
In addition to that, the company has also announced Communities, which according to the company will enable people to bring together separate groups under one umbrella with a structure that works for them. This feature is expected to arrive in the app soon.