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New Update: Whatsapp Now Allow More Than 300 Users in a Whatsapp Group

Recall that on Thursday, 14th April, 2022 Whatsapp made it known that they will be releasing some new features to make the social app more interactive for users. Among the listed updates are file share of up to 2GB and Whatsapp Communities.

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Today, has confirmed that WhatsApp has extended Whatsapp Groups’ ability to house more than 257 Members. This is a good development for the social app as users have been complaining for years about Whatsapp group functionality as compared to what is available on Telegram.

However, further upgrades will be made available soon as noted in the tweets below curled from Whatsapp Twitter page shown below:

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How to Add More than 257 Members to a Whatsapp Group

How to Add More than 257 Members to a Whatsapp Group
How to Add More than 257 Members to a Whatsapp Group

With this new update, you do not need to do a special setting to add more than 257 members to a Whatsapp group, just follow the process below:

  • As an Admin, go to Group Menu by clicking on Group Subject
  • Click on Invite via a link to add using link
  • or Click on Add Participants to add more members
  • You can now add up to 512 participants.

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