In June, WhatsApp increased the limit of participants in WhatsApp groups from 256 people to 512 people.
Now, three months later, it’s already testing out an upgrade that doubles the number of participants per group.
The platform seems to be working up to its earlier-announced Communities feature which it is presently testing in select countries. Communities are basically large groups that host several other sub-groups.
The META owned company has confirmed that Communities will be released soon.
The implications of a larger WhatsApp group include drawing new users to the platform and greater versatility. WhatsApp has also expanded the maximum capacity of shared media files to 2GB.
The release date is lacking at the moment, however any time after the Beta testing is done, the feature will be available for users. WhatsApp comes one step closer to Telegram, which allows for massive groups of several hundred thousand people.