Group chats on WhatsApp are set to expand substantially after an update increasing the limit to 1,024 concurrent participants.
The current cap of 512 is being doubled, which still puts WhatsApp far behind rival Telegram’s 200,000 group chat member limit. It seems that the increased group chat limits are becoming available to beta users on Android and iOS.
When creating a new group, you might spot that the member cap in the upper-right of the screen will allow you to select a further 1,023 participants. At this stage, it’s not clear if you can expand the limit of existing group chats, but we’re sure this will be available as the function rolls out more widely.