WhatsApp alert for ALL 2 billion users as group chats change TODAY

YOUR WhatsApp group chats could soon be a lot messier thanks to a major update.

WhatsApp is now introducing the ability to make group conversations MUCH bigger.

WhatsApp is massively expanding the participant cap for group chats


WhatsApp is massively expanding the participant cap for group chatsCredit: WhatsApp

A new update rolling out now expands the maximum size of group chats to a staggering 512 people.

That means your busiest conversations could soon become even busier.

“One of the most common requests we’ve received over and over again is the option to add more people to a chat,” WhatsApp said.

“So now we’re slowly rolling out the ability to add up to 512 people to a group.

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“Building private, safe communities takes work, and we believe this series of improvements will help people and groups stay close together.”

WhatsApp groups were originally limited to 100 people before changing to 256 in 2016.

But the latest update rolling out now doubles the participant cap for group chats.

It comes before WhatsApp adds its long-awaited community feature.

This allows you to create “parent groups” that contain many group chats.

You may not see the new feature right away, but it’s rolling out now.

So keep checking back and make sure your app is updated to the latest version.

If you want to try the latest WhatsApp features first, follow our guide on how to join the beta below.

How to get WhatsApp beta

To download WhatsApp Beta for your smartphone, you need to go to Google Play on your Android and search for WhatsApp.

Scroll down the page until you see “Become a Beta Tester”.

Tap the “I’m in” button, then tap “Join” to confirm.

Now all you have to do is wait for the update to the beta version of the app.

Participating in the WhatsApp beta on iPhone is more difficult and has a limited capacity.

Follow Apple’s instructions here.

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