WhatsApp has started the rollout of a new feature that will allow users of beta versions of the app for devices Android Y iOS to create conversations groups of up to 1,024 people.
Is update of the trial version of WhatsApp is not the first to expand the number of members of in a group chat. In June of this year, a beta was launched that increased the number of participants in a group conversation to 512 peopleso this is the second extension of that number.
Currently users of the global version of the conversation app They are able to create groups of up to 256 participants.
According to the WABetaInfo website, this update Of the version beta of the app instant messaging is available only to an unknown number of people with access to this version where WhatsApp tests new features before making an official release for the rest of users.
For people who have access to the beta testing of WhatsApp and who want to confirm if this new functionality is available on their devices, it is recommended to try to add a person to an existing group in order to see the limit number of their version.
The increase in the number of participants in these groups is one more update to the version whatsapp beta aimed at improving the user experience in these collective spaces. The app also tested more tools moderation in these conversation spaces.
At the moment it is unknown how long this update may be available to users of the global version of WhatsAppon which operating system it will be launched initially or if this will be done on Android Y iOS simultaneously on the next update.
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As part of the new moderation tools that have been integrated into the beta version of WhatsApp and that is available only to some users, people who want to integrate a group chat will be able to do so through a request that an administrator must approve manually. .
The function of approving new participants in a WhatsApp group is currently only available in the beta version for users of Android. WABetaInfo also indicates that this function could be accompanied by a “waiting room” under the supervision of the administrator of the chat to which you want to access.
In addition, the administrator may allow other group members add other people to the conversation. This change in the group configuration will be notified by means of an announcement of the system inside of the chat. Similarly, the inclusion of new participants in a group conversation must be approved.
On the other hand, WhatsApp has considered the protection of privacy of the users that can come to integrate a group of conversation broader, so you are testing the ability of each of them to hide your number and not share it with the rest of the members of the chat.
This option, which is currently only available for the operating system Android adds the option “Share phone number” within the group information section, which will be activated by default for all users included in the group chat. In this way, those who want to share their phone number will have to modify this configuration.