WhatsApp is changing the number of people allowed in group chats starting today, as the messaging giant updates one of its key features after receiving many requests from users
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WhatsApp has issued a warning to its two billion users as group chats change starting today.
The messaging app updates its features to make group chats even bigger – as a new update now allows users to create chats with 512 people.
Work and friend chats just got even more chaotic as the number of people allowed to add has increased massively.
The tech giant said in a statement: “One of the most common requests we’ve received over and over again is the option to add more people to a chat.
“So now we’re slowly rolling out the ability to add up to 512 people to a group.
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“Building private, safe communities takes work, and we believe this series of improvements will help people and groups stay close together.”
Previously, WhatsApp groups were limited to 100 people before users requested a change in the number of people allowed in group chats, bringing it to 256 in 2016.
However, the latest update will more than double the number of people allowed in a group chat to 512.
WhatsApp is also adding its long-awaited Community feature, allowing users to create “parent groups” that contain lots of chats.
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The new feature will be rolling out shortly and the tech giant is advising users to update their app with the latest version as the feature is set to roll out in the coming weeks.
The update comes as the tech messaging service warned users to be extra vigilant after a scam that asked users to reveal their personal information came to light.
When you talk to users on WhatsApp, a verified badge will appear next to the contact’s name in the conversation screen and in their chat information.
The fraudulent WhatsApp support account does not display this badge. Instead, it uses the blue tick in a different place – meaning it’s a fake account and trying to get your personal information.
WhatsApp never asks for your credit card details and information like your six-digit passcode or two-step verification PIN.
If a WhatsApp account asks you for this, it could be a fake account, and the app prompts users to delete the text and block the number when asking for this information.
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