Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has announced that the group chat limit has been increased from 100 to 256 people.
The group chat limit was 100 earlier, which was raised from 50 in November 2014. The development comes days after the popular mobile messaging app announced that it now had more than a billion monthly active users.
"One billion people now use WhatsApp. There are only a few services that connect more than a billion people. This milestone is an important step towards connecting the entire world," Zuckerberg had posted on Facebook.
Based in Mountain View, California, WhatsApp Messenger is a proprietary cross-platform instant messaging client for smartphones that operates under a subscription business model. It uses the Internet to send text messages, images, video, user location and audio media messages to other users using standard cellular mobile numbers. Around 1.6 billion photos and 250 million videos are being shared daily in 53 languages at WhatsApp.