Instant messaging app WhatsApp will soon allow its users to create larger group chats.
The new WhatsApp group feature was spotted by the notable WhatsApp updates tracker, WABetaInfo. According to a report by WaBetaInfo, WhatsApp users will be able to add up to 1,024 participants in the group in future. The cap was increased to 512 from 256 earlier this year.
The report says that the feature is already available on WhatsApp beta for Android and iOS. However, it is limited to a certain undefined number of beta testers, it adds.
The feature is expected to roll out to more users in a future update. WhatsApp Groups with 1,024 participants will function the same as smaller WhatsApp groups.
Currently, WhatsApp allows users to add up to 512 members to a group chat. Once the feature starts rolling out, WhatsApp would also hope to gain an edge over rival Telegram, which allows users to create a group chat with up to 200,000 people.