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WhatsApp increases group members limit

The meta-owned instant messaging platform Whatsapp has announced an increase in the number of participants in groups to 1024.

The social media platform is already testing the feature in a beta version of the software available to both Android and iOS users.

This comes after the WhatsApp Premium optional subscription plan was announced for certain customers.

In May, the company increased the group size to 512 people and added the ability to share files that are up to 2GB in size.

In the latest beta of WhatsApp for Android and iOS, users can add up to 1,023 other participants to a group.

The feature is currently available only to a limited number of beta testers, but it’s safe to assume it’ll be released more widely soon.

Most recently, the platform announced a handful of new privacy updates on Tuesday, including the ability for users to check their messages without other people knowing.

WhatsApp has more than 2 billion users and have also added the ability for people to control who can see when they’re online, prevent others from taking screenshots of certain messages, and leave groups without notifying all group members.

According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is also working on new tools that should give admins more ways to handle large groups.

These include a membership approval system as well as a list of pending group participants, which allows group admins to see all of the people that are asking to join the group and approve them all at once.

The full rollout of the 1024 group size feature for WhatsApp will expectedly kick in after the beta testing process.

The group size over WhatsApp is tiny in comparison to its contemporary Telegram, which has up to 200,00 people in groups.

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