The wait is over! WhatsApp brought new updates, now 512 people will be able to share files up to 2GB and add to the group
WhatsApp has launched the facility to transfer files up to 2GB along with the emoji reaction feature for its users. WhatsApp will also allow users to add 512 people to the WhatsApp group. This update has started rolling out. You can update the app by going to the play store.
Tech Desk. WhatsApp has rolled out some very important features for its users. The messaging app was long ago seen working on iMessage-like emoji reactions, but WhatsApp has now finally made the feature official. With Emoji Reaction, WhatsApp users can transfer files up to 2GB only on the messaging app. WhatsApp will also allow users to add 512 people to the WhatsApp group.
Message reaction feature announced by Mark Zuckerberg
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg first announced on his Facebook account that the emoji reaction on WhatsApp is being rolled out for users. The emoji reaction feature was available on WhatsApp rivals Signal, Telecom, and iMessage. Other meta-owned messaging platforms such as Instagram, and Facebook Messenger also have emoji reaction features. WhatsApp has been working on this feature for the longest time. Several times during the beta test, testers noticed this feature on the app. WhatsApp has said that the app will have to be updated to use this feature.
Facility to transfer files up to 2GB
On WhatsApp, you will now be able to send or share up to 2GB of files (audio, photos, and videos) at a time. The files will have end-to-end encryption. Before this update, users were allowed to transfer only 100MB at a time, which was not enough. With the increased limit, transferring a lot of videos and files at once will no longer be a problem for the user. The company has said in a blog that it will show a counter while uploading or downloading so that the user can know how long the file transfer will take.
Up to 512 people can be added to a group
WhatsApp has also mentioned in the blog post that it will now allow the user to add up to 512 people to a group. The messaging app currently allows people to add only 256 people to a group. However, the changes will not be available immediately as WhatsApp has said that it will be rolling out this feature gradually. First, you need to update your WhatsApp app. To update you can go to the play store or app store. If you do not see this feature after updating to the latest version, then you may have to wait for a few days.