WhatsApp will soon allow 512 participants users to join large group chats

WhatsApp will soon allow 512 participants users to join large group chats

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The latest beta channel update from WhatsApp will allow for larger group chats. Currently, the service allows for group chats with 256 users. The feature will soon be available to all users, which will allow 512 users to chat at the same time.

WhatsApp announced the larger group size feature a month earlier; the feature will soon be rolling out to all beta users. Users can now create and join group chats with up to 512 people with this update. Previously, this was limited to 256 people. That is quite a difference from Telegram's 200,000-user group chat limit. Still, it allows users to take part in more public communities and create their own.

WhatsApp has experienced a lot of changes in the last few months. A number of updates were made to WhatsApp voice notes in March, including resuming and pausing functionality, previewing voice notes, and listening to voice notes outside of the chat. Moreover, WhatsApp now allows file-sharing of 2GB, a 20-fold increase over before.

WhatsApp has been tightly integrated with Facebook services and Messenger since Facebook purchased it in 2014. Despite the fact that WhatsApp-Messenger cross-chat isn't in the works yet, it'll be interesting to see how things pan out in the future.

The History of WhatsApp: 

How a Simple Messaging App Became a Global Phenomenon,
In 2009, WhatsApp was founded by Jan Koum and Brian Acton, two employees of the famous company, Yahoo! Koum began writing the code for WhatsApp in October 2009, and Acton joined him the following month. In June 2010, Apple launched push notifications, allowing users to be pinged when they were not using an app. Koum changed WhatsApp so that when a user’s status was updated, everyone in the user’s network would be notified immediately, even if they were not using the app at that time. The idea came to him while reminiscing about his mother waking up relatives with phone calls when he was young. Facebook bought WhatsApp in 2014 for $19 billion, making it the largest acquisition in Facebook’s history, and one of the largest startup acquisitions in history overall. So how did this simple messaging app become so valuable? To understand that, we need to look at the history of WhatsApp. And we’re not just talking about the recent history—we’re talking about the full story from idea to global phenomenon, spanning more than 15 years. Let’s dig in...

A brief history of instant messaging

Instant messaging has been around since as early as 1971 when the University of California at Berkeley students developed an application called IMP. It is used to store and forward technology, which means it sent data packets in real-time to one designated recipient. By 1978, another type of instant messaging had emerged in Cambridge, England, where University of Cambridge students developed Talkomatic. As with most things that change our lives today, its development was purely out of necessity; Talkomatic was created so students could communicate through their terminals without waking those who were sleeping nearby. While both applications existed before WhatsApp, they weren’t nearly as popular. That’s because they didn’t have what makes WhatsApp special—the ability to quickly send messages over mobile networks. Before 2009, there wasn’t a good way for people to chat on their phones outside of texting or making phone calls. If you wanted to stay in touch with someone while you were away from your computer, you needed to use some sort of third-party services like AIM or MSN Messenger (and even then, you would still need Internet access). In 2009, however, Apple introduced iMessage for iPhone users running iOS 5 and above.


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