WhatsApp has doubled its group limit capacity from 256 to 512 participants in a move to counter the rising competitive profile of the Telegram app that allows about 100,000 participants.
The latest update is released to its Android, iOS and Desktop versions.
The Meta-owned instant messaging platform officially announced the update in a new blog post on its website.
The new capacity has already been tested in Argentina. The new feature will now be rolled out globally to all its users in addition to a new feature that allows sharing media files up to 2GB in size.
The new file-sharing capacity opens a fresh vista for users to share a large file which previously was limited to 100MB.