After announcing the release of the ability to react to messages to everyone on the latest versions of WhatsApp for Android, iOS, and Desktop, WhatsApp is now rolling out another useful feature: the ability to add up to 512 people to groups.
In a new blog post on their website, the company is finally announcing their future plans about new features for WhatsApp available in the coming weeks.
The first feature is about the release of message reactions to everyone, already announced by Mark Zuckerberg today (but since the company is slowly rolling out the feature, it will take up to 7 days before reaching everyone).
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 has 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!
As you can see in this screenshot, it is possible to add up to 512 participants to our WhatsApp groups, that’s one of the top requests of WhatsApp users. This will also be very useful when releasing the ability to create a communities.
Even if the screenshot is taken from WhatsApp for iOS, this won’t obviously be limited to the iOS platform but it is rolling out to Android beta users as well.
In their blog post, WhatsApp also announces 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.