How Can I Increase Whatsapp Group Limit above 256 People?

What is Whatsapp Group?

Whatsapp group is a collection of contacts who are your friends or family or office colleges. Once the group is created, each  participant can send group messages on WhatsApp. It is used to share a single content to  all the members. WhatsApp group contacts and the admin can participate. Admin has the right to add and remove people from the group. There can be any number of admins in a group.

Read: How to Create WhatsaApp Group?

Is it Possible to Increase Whatsapp Group Limit above 256 People?

Whatsapp Group chat allows only 256 members per group. So, the biggest question is how to Increase Whatsapp Group Limit above 256 people in a  group? I have been researching on the internet for a long time to find a solution to this. I also read few hacking tips like rooting the android phone and editing the maximum limit to above 256. However, WhatsApp has released a patch file and stopped the option to edit.

So, the correct answer as of now is, we can not increase maximum group members list above 256. In my opinion, I would like to say that WhatsApp is a free instant messaging app and it can offer the service only to some extend. There is a purpose why it is limited to some number. I am not sure, if we take the paid version, the group limit may be increased.

Why the Group Chat Limit is Set to 256 and Not more than that?

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In general, any service will have a policy called FUP (Fair Usage Policy). In the same way, whats app also has the limit to group chat to 256 people only. If the limit is increased, there  may be the possibility of spamming.

  • Few marketing companies may take the advantage and start spamming others in the name of bulk advertisements. We are currently, facing this scenario in SMS. People are using our number and sending bulk SMS using few software.
  • Whatsapp is an Instant Messaging Service and it can be used to be in touch with family, friends, school mates, office friends, and neighbors. So, when we calculate, the average number of people in any of this category, it will not cross 256. Hence, it is reasonable that the group chat is limited to 256 people.

How About Using Whatsapp Broadcast Option to Increase the Number of People?

There is another option in Whatsapp to send an information to multiple people at a time. It is called broadcast. You can create a broadcast list and sent a single information to all of them at a time. The broadcast list is also limited to 256 people. If you need to send to many people,  you need to create multiple broadcast list. Unlike group chat, the broadcast can only send information in bulk. However, the participants can reply on an individual basis only.

What are Other Ways to Have More People in Group Chat?

  • You can create multiple groups. If you need 1500 people, you can create 5 Unique groups with 256 people each.
  • You can create an unlimited broadcast list and send a single information to 256 people at a time. You can also create multiple broadcast list.

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