WhatsApp raises its group chat cap to 256 people from 100

We're not sure how many of you need the ability to chat with 256 people at one time. But an update to the beta version of WhatsApp for Android raises the number of people you can have a group chat with from 100 to 256. The increase in the group chat cap can be found in version 2.12.437.

The increase in the group chat cap is likely to make it to the Google Play Store version of the app. But if you want to be able to chat right now with 256 people at once, you can click on the sourcelink and use APK Mirror to sideload the new beta build onto your Android phone

WhatsApp is now completely free after it dropped the 99 cent annual fee. Besides messaging, you can make internet calls, send and receive video and voice messages and handle group chat. If you're offline and miss some messages, you will see them once you get back on the grid.

Facebook closed on its $21.8 billion purchase of WhatsApp back in October 2014, and the latter continues to add new features and update older ones. You might not need to be able to chat with 256 people at the same time, but it's nice to know that with the WhatsApp beta, you can.

source: WhatsAppbeta (APK) via AndroidPolice



1. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

How about we all make a phone arena group on WhatsApp along with the editors. Would be awesome to chat with fellow phone arena people and the editors!

2. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Any idea how many viewers PA has every minute? It won't be enough!

3. gazmatic

Posts: 818; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

you be the first to post your number... when the tenth or eleventh PA group is made maybe I'll join...

4. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

For all we know, there could already be a phonearena whatsapp group. We're just not aware of it.

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