WhatsApp groups keep getting bigger and bigger. For a long time, the maximum number of members in WhatsApp groups was 256 people. Such capacity was great for friendship groups and classrooms; But when users wanted to create larger groups of people to chat; Limitations were becoming apparent.
This ceiling recently increased to 512 people; But WhatsApp once again plans to double this limit. Thus, users can participate in group chats with more than 1000 participants. According to the WABetaInfo website, WhatsApp has provided a group of beta testers with the ability to create groups with up to 1024 members.
This means that the feature is not widely available to users. Many users of the latest beta version can only add up to 512 people to a group chat. But according to reports, few people have access to groups with higher capacity. This feature is available for Android and iOS devices.
If users access this feature, when creating a group chat, they will see an increase in the number of group members. The way groups with more than 1000 members work will not be different compared to how group chats currently work. In fact, only more group users will be able to read the messages and possibly reply to them.
Adding more than 1,000 people to a WhatsApp group chat might seem silly; Especially since the doubling of the number of WhatsApp group chat participants from 256 to 512 people has been implemented in the past months. But Telegram, as WhatsApp’s competitor, has now made it possible for up to 200,000 people to join a chat group. Reaching a large number of people in a group chat can be useful for organizational purposes or for wider broadcasting. Also, this feature is used when the user wants to send information to a large number of people and does not necessarily want to receive a response from them; It is beneficial.
The source also notes that WhatsApp is working on tools to manage larger groups, such as a manual membership request approval system. If you want to create a large group chat; In this case, you should make sure that you are a member of the WhatsApp beta program. However, access to such a feature will be somewhat dependent on luck; Because this feature is not available for all beta users.