WhatsApp group chat supports 10 people

If you don’t already know by now, I am a huge proponent of WhatsApp and how it connects the world via a new way of texting. The addition of the group chat functionality several months ago was a much welcomed feature, that was missing for the longest time. If you still have no clue what this is all about, read a previous post on it here.

However, it only supported up to 6 people in total, which was rather limiting to me. Recently, that number has been bumped up to 11 – includes the group chat initiator and 10 others. You will need to download the latest versions that support this feature. For the iPhone, it’s version 2.6.3 and you can access it here.

If you have no clue on how you can use the WhatsApp group chat feature, here are some ideas.

1. Create a family group – you can keep everyone updated on where you’re traveling to, send them photos of your experiences.
2. Create groups of specific friends – could be cell group, closer friends, etc.
3. Create groups for your project team – everyone can be updated on happenings quickly.


  1. Aalskab - June 28, 2011

    We need more than 20 people in chat group, this number is not a helpful, today alot of people have whats app messenger,,,

  2. Mauibanez - November 29, 2011

    Agree that group chat was missing. Nonetheless, 11 people is still relatively small.
    When can we expect this number to grow?

  3. Wimlem - January 10, 2012

    This feature is useless with a limit for 10 contacts/people.  Please increase the number!

  4. ols - January 20, 2012

    I agree I have a big family because we like to include aunt and uncle.. so 11 number doesnt even cover the two families… 

  5. joncoles - January 26, 2012

    I love the groups but the ones I have have now exceeded the amount and I will have to go back to email or text!! :-(

  6. jwpremier - February 11, 2012

    they should bump it up to 50 people!

    its a bummer, i have to have seperated groups

    it would be better for whatsapp as it would gain more popularity!

  7. Kfyeong - March 12, 2012

    Whatsapp has increased the limit of chat group user to 15….wow…great improved…thx

  8. Nwosu Desmond - April 28, 2012

    Its a great addition….i am lookig forward to more increase so the fun can get wilder….

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