WhatsApp is rolling out a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 22.214.171.124.
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is releasing longer group subjects and descriptions, making it easier to better describe groups.
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||Longer group information
||WhatsApp beta for Android 126.96.36.199 is marked as a compatible update but it may also be available on the previous updates starting today.
|I’ve installed this update but I don’t have this feature. Why?
||This feature may appear in your WhatsApp account over the coming 24 hours.
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LONGER GROUP INFORMATION
After expanding group communication features by rolling out Communities in Brazil, WhatsApp keeps working on improving groups in the latest update. In particular, after installing the latest WhatsApp beta for Android 188.8.131.52 update, we discovered some changes specifically for the group subject and description that are aimed at providing a better user experience for WhatsApp groups:
As you can see in this screenshot, the changes are about the number of characters you can type when entering the group subject and description. the group subject has been increased from 25 characters to 100 characters: this lets group administrators have more freedom when naming their groups, making it easier to identify the purpose of the group. In addition, WhatsApp is increasing the group description from 512 characters to 2048 characters: this action provides more space for group administrators to add important details and information about the group, making it easier for all group participants to understand the purpose of the group, in particular when it’s linked to a community.
Note that you may be unable to enter a longer description for your groups right now, even if the feature is already enabled for your WhatsApp account: just wait some time before updating your group description.
The ability to choose a longer group subject and description is available for people that install the latest WhatsApp beta for Android update from the Play Store and it’s expected to reach more users on the previous updates (even for other platforms) over the coming 24 hours.
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