San Francisco: With an aim to make the messaging platform more user-friendly, Meta-owned WhatsApp has announced that it is rolling out new features including emoji reactions, larger files and groups.
The company said it is gradually rolling out the ability to add up to 512 people in a group, which so far only allows up to 256.
“We’re excited to share that emoji reactions are now available on the latest version of the app. Reactions are fun, fast, and they reduce overload even across groups. We’re looking to improve them by adding a wider range of expressions in the future.” Will continue to do so,” the company said in a blogpost.
“Plus, you can now send up to 2GB of files at once to WhatsApp, which is protected by end-to-end encryption. This is an increase from the previous limit of 100MB and we think it’s a great tool for collaboration between small businesses.” and school groups,” it added.
WhatsApp said it recommends using WiFi for large files and it will display a counter while uploading or downloading to let users know how long your transfer will take.
A recent report states that WhatsApp is working on the ability to view status updates within the chat list in a future update of the app.
This feature is currently in development so it has not been rolled out for beta testers yet.