What you need to know
- WhatsApp now allows up to 512 people in a single group chat.
- Support for file transfers of up to 2GB in size has been added.
- WhatsApp had already added support for message reactions today.
WhatsApp has announced that people can now have put to 512 people in a single group chat — assuming they can find that many people they want to talk to!
The same blog post also confirmed that people can now send files of up to 2GB in size for the first time, an increase on the previous limit of a rather paltry 100MB.
WhatsApp was already one of the best iPhone apps at what it did and these changes won't hurt its chances of finding a home on Home screens around the world, either.
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.