WhatsApp stated on Thursday that groups will grow from 256 to 512 people, doubling their previous size. WhatsApp is growing more like Telegram, which is still ahead with the ability to create "supergroups" of up to 100,000 individuals.
WhatsApp's message reactions functionality has apparently been in development for some months. Only a few emoji reactions were supposed to be included at first, but more will be added in the future. Users can check for the update on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. It has not yet begun to roll out to Android users in India, but it is expected to do so in the coming days.
Besides emoji responses, WhatsApp is also raising the maximum file size that can be shared on the app to 2GB, a significant increase from the current limit of 100MB. In addition, the number of people you can add to a WhatsApp group has been doubled. In a blog post, the business stated that it is "slowly" increasing the number of people who can be added to WhatsApp groups.
Users will be able to add up to 512 persons to groups after the upgrade. This comes after the Communities feature was released by the Meta-owned instant chat service.