Earlier, the number of people in group chat was 100. In the latest development, the group chat limit has been extended to 256 people.

The update has been made available to both the interfaces – Android and IOS. The update is yet to be announced for windows and Blackberry phones.

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Rather than serving the individual users, this update would benefit the business groups where a large number of people would be addressed in one go.

Started in California in February 2009, WhatsaApp was acquired by the social media giant Facebook in February 2014. In January 2016, WhatsaApp was made free for all its users.