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Whatsapp Update: How to add 512 people to a Group and Share Files up to 2GB

WhatsApp now lets you add up to 512 people to group chat and file size send limit to 2gb.

In 2011, WhatsApp introduced group chats an in 2017 increased the number of participants in a group chat to 256. However, a lot of individuals and organizations that use the platform found the number frustrating. The limit has forced group admins with thousands of members to use Telegram, which is still ahead of Whatsapp with the ability to add up to 200,000 people into a “supergroup.”

According to the official blog post, WhatsApp revealed that the emoji reactions are now available on the latest version of the app. Reactions are fun, fast, and they reduce overload in groups too. We’ll continue improving them by adding an even broader range of expressions in the future.

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“As we announced last month with our vision for Communities on WhatsApp, we’re now building for organizations, businesses, and other close-knit groups to communicate securely and get things done on WhatsApp. The feedback we’ve received so far has been very positive and we can’t wait to get many new features into people’s hands.”

“In addition, you can now send files within WhatsApp up to 2GB in size at a time, protected by end-to-end encryption. This is an increase from the previous limit of 100MB and we think will be helpful for collaboration among small businesses and school groups. We recommend using WiFi for larger files and we’ll display a counter while uploading or downloading to let you know how long your transfer will take.”

“One of the top requests we’ve consistently received is the option to add more people to a chat, so now we’re slowly rolling out the ability to add up to 512 people to a group. Building private, safe, and secure communities takes work and we think this series of improvements will help people and groups stay close to one another. We hope people enjoy these updates and look forward to sharing more throughout the year.”

How to add 512 people to a Group and Share Files up to 2GB

WhatsApp is making life easier for large organizations that use the platform. Although the feature to add up to 512 people to a group is not widely available yet, Android Police said the rollout is happening very slowly to users.

9to5Mac revealed that WhatsApp users in Brazil will have to wait a few months more to access these new features. WhatsApp stated: “Based solely on our long-term strategy for Brazil, this last functionality will only be implemented after being tested in other markets”.

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WhatsApp Communities

Communities on WhatsApp will enable people to bring together separate groups under one umbrella with a structure that works for them. That way people can receive updates sent to the entire Community and easily organize smaller discussion groups on what matters to them. Communities will also contain powerful new tools for admins, including announcement messages that are sent to everyone and control over which groups can be included. conversation when they want to talk to an individual or a group of friends or family. 

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