WhatsApp for Android: Group Chats can now have up to 256 users

whatsapp for android 256 members group chatToday we are going to talk about another update that makes WhatsApp more enjoyable than ever. In fact the Android version of this instant messaging app has just considerably increased the number of users of a group chat.

If you are a fan of the app, you should know that so far a WhatsApp group chat could only include up to 100 users, but finally with this latest update the limit has been pushed to 256 users. Isn’t it awsome? Someone could point out that they are still a few compared to Telegram that supports up to 1000 members, but it’s certainly much better than just 50 users, that’s the number that was allowed until november 2014.

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This last improvement is not new to iOS users, who received the same update with version 2.12.13. Android users should be able to see this latest update with version 2.12.367 and above, if not you can always download the latest 2.12.437 version of WhatsApp for Android from the app website. In the near future this improvement should be added also to the other platforms that support WhatsApp such as Blackerry and Windows Phone.

So, that’s another smart move that will further improve the popularity of WhatsApp. And if you still have any doubts about the success of WhatsApp (maybe because you prefer other messaging services like Viber or Telegram), let’s see some recent statistics. At the beginning of this month the company made it official that now WhatsApp has 1 billion monthly active users (like Gmail, Google’s free email service, and preceeded only by Facebook).

And, if it’s not enough, do you know how many messages are sent very day through WhatsApp? 42 billion. Not to mention photos: 1.6 billion per day; and videos: 250 million per day. And that’s not all. Along with this latest Android version 2.12.413 of WhatsApp comes also the confirmation that the company intends to enable its users to link the messaging service with their Facebook account.

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