This is a long overdue for increase even though with telegram messaging, you can have up to 200,000 members in a group, but on WhatsApp, it’s only 256 participants it can accommodate.
But new changes are coming that will increase the group participant limit to 512.
WhatsApp Group Participant limit
In a new blog post announced by the company, the option to add more people to a chat is slowly rolling out. This means that the ability to add up to 512 people to a group is now possible, and it will be useful for the community feature that will be released in the coming weeks.
This feature is already rolling out, and expect it to get to you in the coming weeks.
Sending Files Up to 2GB
WhatsApp is also announcing that the company is rolling out sharing media files up to 2GB in size, protected by end-to-end encryption: WhatsApp has previously tested the new limit in Argentina some time ago, and the company is now ready to release it to everyone.
Expect the WhatsApp Community feature to be rolled out in the coming weeks. Once it is rolled out, you’ll be notified.
Finally, Message reactions: the ability to react to messages has been already released to some users on WhatsApp beta for Android, and it is coming for more people in the next updates.