WhatsApp Groups Now Have Up To 256 Members

WhatsApp Groups Now Have Up To 256 Members

Facebook-owned WhatsApp, a cross browser instant messaging app, has silently pushed a server-side update to its app on Android that increases the number of users included in a group chat. Until now, a WhatsApp group chat could include up to 100 users. However, the update now pushes the limit to 256 users. iOS users have also received an update that brings the same functionality, with version 2.12.13 of the app.
WhatsApp Increases Group Size
WhatsApp Increases Group Size

Whatsapp for Android showing the expanded group limit on v2.12.367 and above. Those Android users who do not see the update yet can download the latest version (v2.12.437) from the application from the company’s website. It is worth mentioning that the new group limit is only visible on Android and iOS for now.

It last month got rid of its $1 (approximately Rs. 68) annual subscription fee. Until now, the app asked some users to pay an annual fee for using the app after the first year of use – though as many of us experienced, most users were not asked to pay after a year, and instead were given extensions each year.

Earlier this month the messaging company Whatsapp, hit 1 billion monthly active user mark.

It has been reported that the app could soon introduce a feature to allow its users to integrate their Facebook account with the instant messaging and voice calling app. The version 2.12.413 of WhatsApp for Android reveals company’s intention to allow users to link the messaging service with their respective Facebook account.

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